Over the course of the past two years, the Orange City Library has been working on improving our services to better involve the Hispanic residents with the library and the community. Since the inception of the English program in the summer of 2014, 46 different Orange City residents have improved their English language skills by being involved. For Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15-October 15), some of the English students agreed to be interviewed. Throughout the month there will be posters around the library featuring these students, and more may be added. Stop by the library and look around to get to know a little bit about these residents, who may live just down the street from you!
The library will also be launching new Spanish materials in order to better serve our community. You may notice more Spanish around the library – there are new signs and forms in Spanish as well as a suggestion box in the Spanish section and a survey in Spanish to help us offer better services to our community. If you are interested in learning or brushing up on your Spanish, there will be brochures available at the front desk with Beginner Spanish words and phrases.
If you want to learn how to make a traditional Mexican piñata, sign up for our Piñata-Making Class! The class is a 4-part series — come every time if you can, or else you will only learn part of the process! The classes are at 10 am on September 24, October 1, 8, and 15, ending with a Piñata Bust on the 15th. We will have two computer classes: Computer Basics (in Spanish) on September 27 at 6:30 pm, and Internet Basics (in English, translated into Spanish) on October 4 at 6:30 pm. Please sign up in the library if you would like to attend any of these events. We hope to see you in the library during Hispanic Heritage Month!