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Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month begins on September 15, the anniversary of independence for five Latin American countries-Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. In addition, Mexico declared its independence on September 16, and Chile on September 18.

The term Hispanic, as defined by the U.S. Census Bureau, refers to Spanish-speaking people in the United States of any race. On the 2000 Census form, people of Spanish/Hispanic/Latino origin could identify themselves as Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, or “other Spanish/Hispanic/Latino.” More than 35 million people identified themselves as Hispanic or Latino on the 2000 Census.


To visit some websites with special activities and games about Hispanic Heritage, and to learn more through books click here!


September 28, 2009 at 5:28 pm

Back to School

Library + School = SUCCESS!

School Bus

The School District of Hillsborough County school year begins on Tuesday, August 25.  Do you have your pencils? Do you have your paper?  Well, don’t forget to read some books to help you get ready!  Check out these books and websites to help you prepare…

August 20, 2009 at 7:19 pm

Sunshine State Readers and Battle of the Books!



The 2009-2010 Elementary Sunshine State Readers and 4th Grade Battle of the Books titles are available now. Click here to reserve your copies now!

June 16, 2009 at 3:42 pm

Summer Reading

Poster Color

Be Creative @ your library!

The Be Creative @ Your Library Summer Program offers an opportunity for kids to let their imagination loose by listening to stories, songs, poetry and more! A variety of professional performers- from magicians, to musicians, to dancers- will be featured at the libraries this summer!

The Hillsborough County Public Schools and the Hillsborough County Public Library Cooperative have also teamed up to help you explore your creativity with Summer Reading titles.

Click here for Summer Reading information and reading lists!

June 16, 2009 at 3:26 pm

Father’s Day

Happy Father's DayThough any time is the right time to let your dad know how special he is to you, there’s no better time than the third Sunday in June—Father’s Day.  First celebrated a century ago, Father’s Day was not recognized as an official holiday until President Nixon did so in 1972. And, did you know that roses are the official flower of Father’s Day? Okay, maybe your dad isn’t a flowers type of dad, but there is no doubt he’s the type of dad who will love any gift you give him.

Click here for more info on books and websites about Father’s Day!

June 16, 2009 at 3:10 pm

Earth Day

The first Earth Day was held on April 22, 1970 and was thanks to the work of Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson. At the time, the country was facing many serious environmental problems and Senator Nelson thought it was important to have one day when the nation could focus on those issues. Today, Earth Day is celebrated throughout the world. This is more important than ever as our planet is facing such growing threats as global warming and the loss of endangered animals. It is up to each of us to make a difference. What are some of the things you can do?
Check out some of these earth-friendly books and websites for ideas!




For more about Earth Day, click here!

April 15, 2009 at 10:43 pm

Celebrate! El día de los niños!



El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children’s Day/Book Day), known as Día, is a celebration EVERY DAY of children, families, and reading that culminates every year on April 30. The celebration emphasizes the importance of advocating literacy for children of all linguistic and cultural backgrounds.

Click here for books and web sites about El día de los niños.


El 30 de abril es una fecha muy significativa para los niños. Se celebra el día de los niños y de los libros. Esta celebración se conoce como El día de los niños/ El día de los libros, y celebra la alegría y las maravillas de la infancia y la importancia de los libros en nuestra vida. 

April 13, 2009 at 3:44 pm

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