Storyteller Days engage residents of all ages in El Valle in telling stories about family traditions, history, crafts, foods, and holiday events. The Villanueva Library held its first annual Storyteller Day on April 18,2015, Children made their own costumes and interacted with the stories while reading and speaking at the microphone. Storyteller Day in 2018 focused on “Preserving Cultural Traditions in El Valle.“ Families made tortillas and the demonstrations of spiritual drumming by local resident provided opportunities for children to play instruments. Lessons in traditional Baile Folklorico, including the "Broom Dance," were enjoyed by many.
In 2019, the 5th Annual Storyteller Day occurred at the local Elementary School in El Pueblo. Children participated by reading in front of the class and playing games.
During the pandemic, we are making stories available through free online resources. Explore the links below and start listening!