National Hispanic Heritage Month 2023

National Hispanic Heritage Month celebrates the history, culture, and contributions of Hispanic Americans, and is observed Sept. 15-Oct. 15.

Learn & Explore


  • Enjoy our entire print collection of Spanish language materials. Find them all in the catalog, or browse the newest books for adults and children.
  • Use the free Libby app to access eAudio, eBooks, and eMagazines in Spanish at the Front Range Downloadable Library.


Storytimes and Recurring Events

  • Bilingual Storytime – Thursdays at 10:30am
  • Lotería Mexicana – Family Bingo, Monday, Oct. 9, 5-6pm (and every 2nd Monday)

Sin Fronteras, Museo de las Americas Traveling Exhibition at the Lafayette Library
Opens Oct. 3
Visit the Library to engage with the traveling exhibition of Museo de las Americas, a collection of artwork; instruments and photography from Mexico, Bolivia and the Caribbean showcasing the variety and beauty of traditional folk dance and song.

Day of the Dead/(Día De Los Muertos), Saturday, Oct. 23, 10:30am-2pm
Join us for Storytime, music provided by Mariachi Alma de Folklore, a sugar skull workshop hosted by Museo de Las Americas, and face painting by Face Fiesta. Learn more

Before the event itself, there are lots of ways to get involved.

  • Dia De Los Muertos community altar at the Lafayette LibraryThe Library regularly displays altars (ofrendas) set up by community groups from Oct. 15-Nov. 11. Please contact us if you are interested in hosting an altar before Oct. 14.
  • Make a mini-diorama – create your own mini-diorama altar honoring a loved one. Using small boxes provided by the Library (available starting Oct. 1, while supplies last) or your own materials from home, create a diorama to honor a family member, friend, pet, or celebrity that passed away. Include a description of your loved one. Get creative! Drop off dioramas by Oct. 14.
  • Add to the Remembrance Tree – stop by the Lobby tree and add the name of a loved one or a message.


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