National Hispanic Heritage Month
National Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated from September 15th to October 15th. You can learn more and find great resources for kids here:
This month-long celebration begins on the 15th to coincide with the independence days of several Latin American countries (El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Guatemala, and Costa Rica), followed by Mexico on the 16th, Chile on the 18th, and Belize on the 22nd. NHHM began in 1968 (it was originally only one week!) as a way to promote the history, culture, and contributions of people who came themselves or whose ancestors came from Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America. This month is the perfect time to explore the diversity within Hispanic culture in music, the arts, literature, and food and to learn more about the many contributions made by Hispanic Americans to all aspects of society.
We have LOTS of books on Hispanic Heritage, particularly #ownvoices books by Latinx and Hispanic authors, for our preschoolers, elementary age kids, middle schoolers, and teens. Come visit us in the library to check out our book displays!
You can also browse from the comfort of home by looking through the book carousels on this page. Just scroll down to view! Click a book cover to learn more information, read a summary, and place a hold for pickup.