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From September 15th through October 15th, The New York Public Library is commemorating National Hispanic Heritage Month with online and in-person events, bilingual storytimes, information and educational tools, and reading recommendations to amplify Latinx voices, history and experiences.  These offerings, which underscore the work the Library does all year in this area, aim to help foster a better understanding of Latinx and Hispanic culture and customs.

Patrons can explore our Latinx Heritage Kids Book List curated by expert librarians on our Best Books in Spanish for Kids Committee in honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month. Broken down in the three sections, the list features titles by Latinx authors for kids of all ages, in multiple languages (español/Spanish, English, bilingual), and various formats (print, ebook, audiobook, Braille).

 Events celebrating the month include book clubs, storytimes, Spanish conversation classes, and writing workshops. Information on the over thirty in-person and virtual events happening for adults, kids, and teens across the Library system can be found at https://www.nypl.org/events/national-hispanic-heritage-month. 

For researching Latinx and Hispanic heritage, The New York Public Library has created a list of free online resources which delve into the many aspects of Latinx & Hispanic history and culture.  Including scholarly journals, genealogical resources, newspapers and magazines, LGBTQ+ resources, and more from the Library’s Digital Collections, these online resources can be accessed for free by anyone with a library card

Readers from across the world can access our Multilingual Storytimes, starring the Library’s expert children’s librarians as they read beloved books, sing songs, and share early literacy tips in a host of languages. 

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