Story and Craft Time this Wednesday/National Hispanic Heritage Month
Story and Craft Time: Join us Wednesday, September 21 for our monthly story and craft time. Drop by between 11 am to 3 pm to make a craft celebrating the maritime. Ages 3 – 7
Hint: This month’s craft is yellow and can travel below the water.
National Hispanic Heritage Month, September 15 – October 15:
We are sharing the following content from the United Census Bureau
“Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating 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 starting on September 15 and ending on October 15. It was enacted into law on August 17, 1988, on the approval of Public Law 100-402.
The day of September 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 September 16 and September 18, respectively.”
We welcome our members to check out a title in honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month. Stop by to see our volunteers’ suggested titles or select your own. Thanks to our members’ and donors’ generosity over many years, we have an outstanding collection of titles related to National Hispanic Heritage month. We are also adding titles to our digital branch to honor our Hispanic Heritage.