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September is National Hispanic Heritage Month.

September: National Hispanic Heritage Month

Celebrate the histories, cultures and contributions of Hispanic Americans from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15. These ideas and resources will help jump-start your plans.

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Grant Helps Libraries Revitalize Public Spaces

Up to 20 libraries will receive $5,000 in materials, as well as design consultation, event planning and material selection advice, to create or revitalize a community gathering space.

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Quote of the Week

“It's funny that we think of libraries as quiet, demure places where we are shushed by dusty, bun-balancing, bespectacled women. The truth is, libraries are raucous clubhouses for free speech, controversy and community. Librarians have stood up to the Patriot Act, sat down with noisy toddlers and reached out to illiterate adults. Libraries can never be shushed.” -- Paula Poundstone