Post Road Library Debuts Spanish Collection With Celebratión De Libros
The Post Road Library is thrilled to debut a new Spanish collection to its patrons. Based on the latest census data showing the changing ethnic makeup of Forsyth County, as well as patron and staff suggestions and requests for materials in Spanish at the Post Road Library, library administration knew it was time to add a Spanish collection to this branch.
The Spanish collection at the Post Road Library launches on November 1 with about 450 fiction and nonfiction books, including Spanish translations of popular American titles and books by popular authors from a number of Hispanic countries. The collection will then quickly grow to about 900 titles for adult readers, a number comparable to the current Spanish collection at the Cumming Library.
Patrons can expect to see translations of books by popular authors such as Stephen King, David Baldacci, Rainbow Rowell, and Diana Gabaldon, to name a few. Books by Isabelle Allende (Chile), Claudia Piñeiro (Argentina), and Carlos Ruiz-Zafon (Spain) will also be available. Nonfiction items in the collection include cookbooks, biographies, diet and nutrition, and parenting titles.
In addition to books, the library offers four print magazine titles in Spanish: People en Español, Siempre Mujer, TV y Novelas, and Vanidades. There are also nine eMagazine subscriptions available through FCPL’s eLibrary service, Zinio.
Ann Decherd, Post Road Library Branch Manager, notes, “We are delighted to offer this new collection to our current patrons and hope it brings new visitors to the branch. It not only allows our Spanish speaking patrons an opportunity to experience literature in their language, but it also is a valuable learning tool for anyone who wants to explore works from another culture.”
To mark the debut of this special collection, the Post Road Library invites families to Celebración de Libros on Sunday, November 6 at the branch, 5010 Post Road, Cumming. Starting at 1:30 p.m., enjoy an interactive flamenco performance, crafts for kids, Spanish food and of course, los libros! All ages are welcome to attend this family-friendly event and advance registration is not required.
To learn more about other programs and events at the Forsyth County Public Library, visit www.forsythpl.org