Please note: All Library branches will be closed on Monday, May 27, in observation of Memorial Day.

National Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month, celebrated throughout the latter half of September and the first half of October, began as a way to promote the history, culture, and contributions of Hispanic-Americans — specifically, those whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America. Let us know how you’re celebrating. Tag us on Facebook/Instagram @keyslibraries and use #KeysReadIn.

There are several ways you and the family can celebrate September 15th-October 15th! Visit your local branch to see what we’re doing!

1.Read-in the park, Read at home, Read in the library, it doesn’t matter where you do it JUST READ! Take a selfie with the book you’re reading and tag us on Facebook or Instagram and use #KeysReadIn. With a few clicks you can even read from your phone! Check out our collection in person or on Libby.

“We celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 to October 15) to recognize the achievements and contributions of Hispanic American champions who have inspired others to achieve success.”

— National Archives

We have hundreds of titles to choose from!

2. Start learning Spanish on Mango! We all learned a little bit in school, so why not go all the way! Mango is a language learning website and app that the library offers for free to our patrons! You can learn 70 different languages including Spanish. Let’s get started!

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3.Learn how to make a Spanish dish. Our favorite is Tostones! They are a simple tasty snack.

Visit the library and browse our cookbook collections!

Cuba Cooks : recipes and secrets from Cuban paladares and their chefs
The Cuban table : a celebration of food, flavors, and history
Cúrate : authentic Spanish food from an American kitchen

4. Listen to some Latin Music and get dancing! Check out these fun playlist on Spotify!

For more information check out the official website:


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