Begun last year as a special offering for children of Hispanic families, the Palisades Park offers a Spanish/English story hour on Wednesday afternoons at 6:00. Parents bring young children who enjoy being together in a group and hearing stories read by Sujeli Contreras, a bilingual librarian. The library also offers Spanish/English homework assistance on Saturday afternoons, and a special Spanish-language class in home economics.
The classes are free and are open to the public. Although some of the families are long-time residents of the area, some are recent arrivals. It is wonderful to have a place where everybody can get to know each other, whatever the language, and be welcomed.