National Hispanic Heritage Month is observed September 15–October 15 and honors the contributions of Americans whose ancestors came from South and Central America, the Caribbean, Spain and Mexico.
Did you know that National Hispanic Heritage Month, opens a new window began as a week-long celebration under President Lyndon B. Johnson? President Ronald Reagan expanded it to a month-long celebration in 1988.
Brazil celebrates its independence day on September 7. September 15 is the anniversary of independence for El Salvador, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Nicaragua and Honduras. September 16 is Mexico's independence day and September 18 is Chile's independence day.
- Listen to rhymes and melodies from Hispanic culture perfect for ages 0-5, or choose a picture book to read in Spanish.
- Read stories in Spanish for emerging readers or explore Hispanic heritage for Kids on OverDrive.
- For elementary and middle school kids, read biographies about influential Hispanic Americans.
- Stream a Spanish-language film from Kanopy, opens a new window.
- Teach yourself Spanish using Rosetta Stone Library Solution.
- Find music in Spanish from hoopla.
Spanish Language Page
- Head over to the Spanish Language page to discover audiobooks, DVDs and Blu-rays, children's books and much more, all offered in Spanish.