September is Hispanic Heritage Month. The observation originated in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson, and was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to cover a 30-day period each year, starting on September 15 and ending on October 15. It was enacted into law on August 17, 1988. To celebrate Hispanic Heritage, books in the WCC Library bulletin board exhibit area include children’s books, biographies and books on Hispanic countries.
For more information about notable Hispanics or Hispanic countries, visit the Library of Congress Hispanic Heritage website.