About “Dai Dai Xiang Chuan 代代相传”

In part with the Initiative of 2009-2010 ALA President Dr. Camila Alire, the Chinese American Librarians Association carries over the “Dai Dai” (代代) project is designed to improve literacy and life skills that every immigrant family needs to thrive. Its goal is to bring generations of family members together through various reading, exercise, cultural, and online activities, thereby creating productive, memorable, and enjoyable family time and enhancing overall family literacy.


Participating libraries will prepare and make 5 “bags” available to the community for checkout and, where appropriate, also promote the project to their communities. Bag contents are bilingual (Chinese/English), and will be either materials belonging to participating libraries or new materials developed for the project, including books, AV items, and information on online resources about the Chinese culture and life chosen to highlight specific topics and provide instructions for family activities.