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Bellingham Public Library Honors Hispanic Heritage Month

National Hispanic Heritage Month is annually celebrated from September 15 to October 15 in the United States. Bellingham Public Library staff will celebrate with in-house displays, readings lists, and staff recommendations. We hope you join us in recognizing the contributions and influence of people with Latin American heritage to the history, culture, and achievements of the United States.

The National Museum of the American Latino states: “Today, the Latino population in the United States today is over 60 million, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. This makes up 18.9% of the total population and is the largest racial or ethnic group. Latinos continue to help fuel our economy and enrich our nation as entrepreneurs, athletes, artists, entertainers, scientists, public servants, and much more.”

Reading Lists and Recommendations for Adults

Fiction Reading List for Adults

Covers of fiction titles

Nonfiction Reading List for Adults

Covers of nonfiction titles

Book Club Kit Titles for Hispanic Heritage Month

Each book club kit contains 10 copies of the same title and a general reading guide for discussion. Book club kits check out for 32 days and can be reserved for pickup on a specific date. To browse a complete list of our book kits visit KitKeeper and select a search option. For more information, visit our Book Club Resources page.

Reading Lists and Recommendations for Teens

Fiction Reading List for Teens

Covers of Fiction titles for teens

Library Staff Recommends

Breaking to the Beat by Linda J. Acevedo

“In the 1970s Bronx, Manolo, a shy Puerto Rican boy, overcomes his fears and insecurities to become part of a new innovative dance style called breaking. This is a wonderful overview of break dancing with gorgeous art throughout!” Recommended for ages 6-100

-James, Public Services Clerk

Reading Lists and Recommendations for Kids

Books for Kids

Covers of books for kids

Picture Books

Covers of picture books

Library Staff Recommends

Tumble by Celia C. Perez

I like how Addie is a realistic character with a unique story. She is close with her mother and stepfather but can’t shake her curiosity about her biological father. Her investigation leads her to discover that her dad, Manny, is part of a famous wrestling family…and that family is complicated.” Recommended for ages 9 and up

-Mandee, Children’s Programming Specialist

Hispanic Heritage Month Films from Kanopy

In recognition of #HispanicHeritageMonth, Bellingham Public Library would like to present this collection of narrative and documentary films honoring the Hispanic community. To view these titles with your library card, go to Kanopy.

Local Events

poster in Spanish for celebracion de herencia hispana

Celebración de la herencia hispana

¡Ven a celebrar el Mes Nacional de la Herencia Hispana!

16 de Septiembre, 12 – 8 pm

Parque Pioneer 2004 Cherry St Ferndale, WA 98248

Actividades familiares – Música – Comida – Vendedores

poster in Spanish for celebracion de herencia hispana

National Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration

Come celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month!

September 16, 12 – 8 pm

Pioneer Park 2004 Cherry St Ferndale, WA 98248

Family Activities – Music – Food – Vendors