Hispanic Heritage Month

September 15th to October 15th is Hispanic Heritage Month. It’s a time to recognize the contributions made by Hispanic and Latino Americans, and to celebrate their heritage and culture.

September 15th is chosen as the official starting date because five Latin American countries celebrate their independence on this day – Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. In addition, Mexico celebrates its independence day on September 16th and Chile celebrates on September 18th.

Handley Library is full of great resources to help you learn more about this special month and give you lots of ideas for ways to celebrate.

We have music:



a whole range of interesting non-fiction:

cinco de mayo



great titles for teen readers:

house on mango

red hot salsa

and plenty for younger readers too:


mi escuela

Stop by and see us at the library and we’ll help you choose from our big selection of books that celebrate Hispanic and Latino Americans. Or you can browse our online catalogue.

Are you doing anything special to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month? We’d love to hear all about it. Send us an email at hrlyouthscope@gmail.com.



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