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Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month

In celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month, the Library has put together a display of various media and books from our collections by and about Hispanic and Latinx people.

The National Hispanic Heritage Month display includes: poetry, music, biographies, and films. Any items on display are available to be checked out at the Circulation Desk.

September 15 through October 15 marks National Hispanic Heritage Month, which celebrates the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.

The observation started in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson and was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to cover a 30-day period. The day of Sept. 15 is significant because it is the anniversary of independence for Latin American countries Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. In addition, Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence days on Sept. 16 and Sept.18, respectively. Also, Columbus Day or Día de la Raza, which is Oct. 12, falls within this 30 day period.

More information about how libraries are celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month can be found via American Libraries Association