Sacramento Public Library

New Spanish-language books and movies at the Library

5/22/2018
Librarian brings material home from world’s largest Spanish-language book fair
 




The Library catalog received a much-requested update to its Spanish-language collection, adding everything from books originally written in Spanish to nostalgia-inducing telenovelas brought over from the world’s largest Spanish-language book fair.

The new materials — available now — include movies, music, cookbooks, picture books, graphic novels, and adult and teen fiction.
 
The increased diversity in the catalog will help the Library meet the needs of more patrons.
Youth Services Librarian Molly Milazzo visited Guadalajara for the Feria Internacional del Libro (International Book Fair) and brought back eye-catching materials that are difficult to obtain in the United States.

“It’s empowering to not only have works in Spanish but to also have works originally expressed in Spanish,” Milazzo said. “In Sacramento, at least 13% of households speak Spanish. We encounter on a daily basis Spanish-speaking families in the library and we want to meet them where they are by having a catalog that reflects that they’re part of the community.”

Everyone from seasoned TV-watchers to first-time readers can enjoy the updated catalog with the wide array of material and covered topics.
 
Nostalgic movies with the famous Vincente Fernandez and the satirical superhero show El Chapulín Colorado are available for checkout, along with newer telenovelas such as La Reina del Sur, Señor de Los Cielos and Dueños del Paraíso.
 
Adults can also check out books originally written in Spanish for more than just fiction — art, sports, pastry cooking, mental health, English learning, lesbian and gay literature, and indigenous histories are just a sample of what’s available for Library patrons.
 
Children and young adults especially will find something to read in new picture books, chapter books, graphic novels and nonfiction books that reflect them and their interests.
 
Books such as a novel rendition of the movie Coco, Arroz con leche: popular songs and rhymes from Latin America, and Mamá, ¡Quiero ser YouTuber! were added to the collection to create excitement about reading among children and young adults.



Spanish Language Version:

Haga clic aquí para la versión en español

 

Molly-(2).jpg       Molly Milazzo
       Youth Services Librarian






 


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