Sam Wolf Granite City Campus, Room 455
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What's Happening @ SWIC Library
SWIC Libraryjoins with the campus community in celebrating diversity!
From September 15 through October 15, the library features a large collection of items that recognize, acknowledge and celebrate the histories, cultures, and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central and South America. The library’s, Books on Parade, is brightly displayed at the front of the library for all to see. Children’s books and good reads by noted Hispanic authors are also presented. Check out items on prominent Latino leaders along with biographies and memoirs, an interactive wall of “Hispanics by the Numbers”, and a fun informative Day of the Dead, “Dia de los Muertos” photo-op J
Browse our books below and in the Tabs outlined to the left.
Library Pick-Up Service:Watch this quick videoon how to place a request on a book. Once requested, library staff will pull your item from the shelf and email you that it's ready for pick up at the library's front desk. You will need your SWIC ID to check items out of the library. The typical loan period for library items is 4 weeks. Current library hours are Monday-Friday, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm.
Browse Items @ SWIC Library
National Hispanic Heritage - Celebrating Since 1968
Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. The observation started 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 starting on September 15 and ending on October 15. It was enacted into law on August 17, 1988, on the approval of Public Law 100-402. The day of September 15 is significant because it is the anniversary of independence for Latin American countries Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. In addition, Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence days on September 16 and September18, respectively. Also, Columbus Day or Día de la Raza, which is October 12, falls within this 30 day period. https://www.hispanicheritagemonth.gov/about/