El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children’s Day/Book Day) – is just around the corner.
This year include teens and tweens. Educate them about the humanitarian crisis that continues on the U.S.-Mexico border. According to No More Deaths / No Más Muertes, an Arizona-based advocacy group, “no one has any information on the role of public libraries and the digital search for missing migrants”. Similarly the Colibri Center for Human Rights reports that they do not “make any targeted use of public libraries for…casework or outreach. However, many families learn about us and contact us via Facebook or our website…some of these families use public libraries as a resource to get on the internet.”
The most famous Hispanic-Americans You’ve Never Heard Of
There are many Hispanic-Americans who have made incredible contributions. Read up on these amazing people, and share their contributions with your patrons. Here are just a few highlighted in “Bravo! – Poems About Amazing Hispanics”
And why not take your program attendees on a virtual visit to the Smithsonian Latino Center?
Engage and Inspire
Wherever your Día celebrations take you, engage your community – ask them how they celebrate their heritage. Public librarians are ambassadors for their community – so inspire your community. Most of all, support your Latino/Hispanic community in their endeavors. This way, we will be giving relevance to their lives and to your library.