Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with us!

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Hispanic Heritage Month is September 15-October 15.

At Summit Free Public Library, we have several ways for you to celebrate with us. Click on any of the underlined links for more information or to register.

Bilingual Storytime (Age 2 and up):  Friday, September 16 @ 5:15-6:00 PM:  Join Ms. Ann-Marie for stories, songs, and rhymes in English and Spanish.  Stay to create a make afterwards! When storytime is done, you can join the “Fiesta Latina on the Green” across the street, sponsored by the Summit Department of Community Programs.

Lotería (Elementary, Teen, Families):  Thursday, September 21 @ 7:00-8:00 PM:  Try your luck while playing this unique traditional game of chance.

Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration:  Saturday, October 1 @ 2:00-4:00 PM

  • Book Discussion (Teens, Adults) @ 2:00-3:00 PM: Book Discussion of “With the Fire on High” in English & Spanish.  Liss Room
  • Potluck (All ages) 3:00-4:00 PM: Potluck of foods from many cultures.  Quiet Study Area
  • Baila Baila (Ages 2-K) @ 3:00-4:00 PM:  The Baila Baila program is a dynamic and engaging way to introduce children to learning Spanish through music, arts and games. 
  • Lotería (Grades K-5) @ 3-4 PM: Try your luck while playing this unique traditional game of chance, and take home some free prizes. 

Classical Guitar Concert by Carlos Pavan (All Ages) Sunday, October 9 @ 2:00-3:00 PM: Brooklyn-based composer Carlos Pavan skillfully blends Argentine tango & folklore rhythms with classical and jazz concepts.

Additionally, as part of this year’s Hispanic Heritage Month Celebrations, Governor Murphy is hosting a Hispanic State Resource Fair in partnership with the New Jersey Puerto Rico Commission on Friday, September 23, 2022 at 9:30am. This event will build on this year’s Hispanic Heritage Month theme of “Unidos: Inclusivity for a Stronger Nation” by sharing state resources with New Jersey’s Latino community.