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Online Resources For Serving Hispanic Library Patrons and Librarians

Entertainment and News  Literacy    Publishers    Youth Services    Cultural    Sites in Spanish    For Teachers   For Librarians  Sports
A number of links appear more than once in different catagories.

Note: We are always adding to this site. If you have any Spanish links you think will help your colleagues or if you find a link that is not working, please contact:  gammons.martha@als.lib.wi.us

Latino Service Providers Coalition - Rock County, WI - http://www.latinoservices.org/

League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) - http://www.lulac.org

United Migrant Opportunity Services (UMOS) - http://www.umos.org

Latino Support Network (LaSup) - https://www.facebook.com/LaSupNetwork

Latinos United for Change and Advancement (LUChA)  - http://www.madison.com/communities/madisonlucha  http://www.mwsocialforum.org/node/707 

Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (LCLAA) - http://www.lclaa.org

National Council of La Raza (NCLR) - http://www.nclr.org

Latino Literacy Now - http://www.lbff.us

Mexican American Legal Defense & Education Fund (MALDEF) - http://www.maldef.org 

Pew Hispanic Center - http://www.pewhispanic.org 

Entertainment and News

Talentos.net - http://www.talentos.net/ - En Español and English 
A source for online stores related to actors, musicians, and other talents from the United States and Latin America.

Yahoo en Español--List of Television Programs - http://espanol.dir.yahoo.com/medios_de_comunicacion/television/programas/
Links provided to the Web sites of shows on television.

Univision - http://www.univision.com/portal.jhtml - En Español
This site provides schedules, descriptions, and discussions of programs that appear on the Univision network.

CNN en Español - http://cnnespanol.cnn.com/
Spanish news from Cable News Network which includes world reports and the Americas, weather, economics, and sports.

Mexican Newspapers Online - http://libguides.utsa.edu/latamnews
From the University of Texas at San Antonio, this site provides links to many Mexican newspapers.

Laguna Films - http://www.lagunafilms.com/ - En Español
A distributor of Spanish language films, especially those produced in Mexico and other countries. Films are divided into several different categories such as action, comedy, drama, etc.

Azteca Pictures - http://www.lagunaproductions.com/en/catalog/company/azteca-pictures
Offers a selection of Spanish language films with excellent annotations.


Yahoo en Español--Links to Soccer Teams - http://espanol.sports.yahoo.com/futbol/
Provides links to the soccer sites and teams of multiple countries around the world.

Yahoo en Español--Béisbol - http://es-us.deportes.yahoo.com/mlb/
A page dedicated to news and information about baseball. It includes information on scores, rankings, news, and discussion forums.

Amazon.com Spanish Bestseller List -

On their page "Libros en español", you will find the best sellers listed on the right hand column. The page also lists new and future releases, magazines, music, etc.

?Barnes and Noble Bestseller List - http://www.barnesandnoble.com/espanol/index.asp?userid=Bc6jISfC7I
This page says it is "The best selection of Spanish-language books, music and movies".

National Assessments of Adult Literacy http://nces.ed.gov/naal/
The National Assessment of Adult Literacy (NAAL) is a nationally representative and continuing assessment of English language literacy skills of American adults. It seeks to describe the status of adult literacy in the United States, report on national trends, and identify relationships between literacy and selected characteristics of adults. The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) has conducted adult literacy assessments since 1985. 

Guide for English Language Learners - http://pbskids.org/buster//parentsteachers/pdf/Postcards_from_Buster_guide.pdf
includes strategies and learning activities for the teacher. Many reproducibles are included.

Reading is Fundamental Resources - http://www.rif.org/us/literacy-resources/multicultural.htm
This multiyear effort to promote and support early childhood literacy in African American, Hispanic, and American Indian communities began in 2007. At the heart of this campaign is a wealth of resources that encourages children to explore and learn about their own culture and the culture of others.

The BBC Languages Site -

Learn Spanish - http://www.studyspanish.com/
Free online tutorial.

Spanish grammar exercises: http://www.rocketlanguages.com/spanish/resources/spanish-language-grammar/ 

Translation on the Web

AltaVista Translation Site (Babel Fish) - http://world.altavista.com/

FreeTranslation - http://www.freetranslation.com/

Spanish Professor - http://www.spanishprofessor.org/dictionaries.htm
Spanish dictionary tools include Spanish to English, Spanish to Spanish, and Spanish slang.  The site also has Spanish lessons, information about Spanish cultures and more.  Please note:  this is a commercial website and he does sell CDs, etc.  But the dictionary tools are very good.

Literacy    Publishers    Cultural    Sites in Spanish  

Maya and Miguel - http://pbskids.org/mayaandmiguel/flash.html
This entertaining site is for the student and includes crafts, recipes, and coloring pages. En Español or English.

Colorin Colorado - http://www.colorincolorado.org//?langswitch=es 
En Español or English.
There are lots of good hints about what parents can do at home to help their child succeed at school. A particularly good list is called "Visit your local library." There are also good lists of Spanish and bilingual books, as well as books on Hispanic culture.

50 Spanish/English Bilingual Books - http://www.education.wisc.edu/ccbc/books/detailListBooks.asp?idBookLists=102
Compiled by Merri V. Lindgren and Megan Schliesman, Cooperative Children's Book Center, School of Education University of Wisconsin-Madison This bibliography was compiled in August 2003 as part of a 12-month series in recognition of the 40th anniversary of the Cooperative Children's Book Center.

Spanglish Baby - http://www.spanglishbaby.com/
SpanglishBaby has evolved into the fastest growing online community of parents raising bilingual and bicultural children. On Fall 2012, SpanglishBaby will also be published into a book by Bilingual Readers!

National Latino Children's Institute (NLCI) - http://www.nlci.org/common/index2.htm
Since 1997, The National Latino Children's Institute (NLCI) has served as a champion and voice for young Latinos by advocating on behalf of young Latinos, creating innovative programs, working with community-based organizations and spearheading El Dia de los Ninos - Celebrating Young Americans.

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage
Ideas for libraries and classrooms to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month.





El Día de los Niños/El Día de los Libros - http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/ld/projects/ninos/contents.html 
Things to do to celebrate El Día de los Niños/El Día De los Libros.  This site has several links for additional programming ideas, including one for songs and games that are available as audio files)

Literacy    Youth Services    Cultural    Sites in Spanish  


Arte Público Press  --  http://www.latinoteca.com/arte-publico-press/
The online home of Arte Público Press, the nation's largest and most established publisher of contemporary and recovery literature by U.S. Hispanic authors.  Includes fiction, poetry, autobiographies, anthologies, drama, non-fiction, and reference. 

Continental Book Company  --  http://www.continentalbook.com/
Importers and distributors of books in Spanish, French, German, Italian, bilingual Spanish, and ESL English.  Spanish collections include text books, videos, critical studies, readers, and much more.

Editorial Pax México  --  http://www.editorialpax.com/
(website is in Spanish)
Leading Mexican publisher trade and educational titles, distributed in the U.S. through Whitehurst & Clark Book Fulfillment. 

Grupo Editorial Norma -- http://www.librerianorma.com/inicial/inicio_general.aspx
(website is in Spanish)
Translated and bilingual books for children and adults.  Features text books, literature, and titles of general interest.

Lectorum  --  http://www.lectorum.com/
An imprint of Scholastic, Lectorum publishes translated versions of familiar old and new classics, including Franklin, Dr. Seuss, and Arthur books.

Lee & Low Books --  http://www.leeandlow.com/home/
Publisher of multicultural books for children, website includes booktalks and classroom guides.

Libros Sin Fronteras  --  http://www.librossinfronteras.com/
Latin American, Spanish language and bilingual books for children and adults.  Core collection development services are provided as well.

Mariuccia Iaconi Book Imports  --  http://www.mirareisberg.com/mibi.htm
While not a publisher or an imprint, MIBI’s catalog consists of children’s books in many foreign languages, including Spanish and bilingual titles.

Océano Grupo Editorial  -- http://www.oceano.com/oceano/index.html

Specialty is reference materials for children and adults in the arts, computing, math, history, science, and more.

Pinata Books  --  http://www.latinoteca.com/arte-publico-press/pinata-books
(website is in English and Spanish)
An imprint of Arte Público Press, features books for children of all ages.  Most picture books are bilingual; fiction books for older kids are about Hispanic cultural identity and maintaining a sense of self.

Spanish Book Distributors -- http://www.sbdbooks.com/
Most titles are translations into Spanish. Catalog includes books in a variety of topics including business, computers, health, history, parenting, reference, religion, travel, and much more. Translated current fiction best-sellers and romance titles are also available.

Barahone Center for the Study of Books in Spanish for Children and Adolescents -  http://www.lexpublib.org/weblink/barahona-center-for-the-study-of-books-in-spanish-for-children-and-adolescents-california-st 
has a frequently-updated database of recommended titles in Spanish. You can search by author, title, publisher, or grade/age.

Literacy    Publishers    Youth Services     Sites in Spanish  

Digital Chicano Art - http://cemaweb.library.ucsb.edu/project_description.html
ImaginArte is the name chosen for an exciting new interdisciplinary humanities project that will draw on CEMA collections to foment new research, scholarship, exhibitions and publications. Its overall goal is to support new scholarship, research, exhibitions, publications, and greater online access to the visual legacy of the Chicano movement. University of California, Santa Barbara.

U.S. Census Bureau Facts for Features: Hispanic Heritage Month -

This report looks at an important part of our nation’s changing ethnic diversity. It is part of a series that analyzes population and housing data collected from the 2010 Census, and it provides a snapshot of the Hispanic or Latino population in the United States. Hispanic population group distributions and growth at the national level and at lower levels of geography are presented.

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage
Ideas for libraries and classrooms to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month.





Literacy    Publishers    Youth Services    Cultural  

Free - Important Medical Information from the National Institute on Aging.  Available in Spanish.- http://www.niapublications.org

Available are printable information sheets on topics such as taking your medicines correctly and stroke symptoms and care of the teeth. The following link takes you right to the Spanish Materials: http://newcart.niapublications.org/shopdisplayproducts.aspx?id=8&cat=Spanish+Language+Materials

Also find at the above site: Stroke Awarness Video for Hispanics 
The video, entitled “Ataque cerebral: Conozca los síntomas y actúe a tiempo,” was developed in partnership with the National Council of La Raza (NCLR), the largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization and an umbrella for more than 300 affiliated Hispanic-serving organizations nationwide.  The video is part of the NINDS’ ongoing campaign to inform people they can take action to prevent stroke and its potential debilitating effects.

The NINDS and the NCLR are distributing the video this summer, along with other education materials, to a vast network of “promotores de salud” (lay health educators) who work within NCLR’s national network of affiliates.  The video also will be available to the general public.  To obtain a single free copy of the video, call toll-free 1-800-352-9424 (ask for a Spanish-speaking information specialist).  Additional information about stroke prevention and treatment and about the NINDS is available at www.ninds.nih.gov.  (NIH posting, 8/30/05)

"Colorin" Colorado - http://www.colorincolorado.org/homepage.php

can be viewed in either Spanish or English. There are lots of good hints about what parents can do at home to help their child succeed at school. A particularly good list is called "Visit your local library." There are also good lists of Spanish and bilingual books, as well as books on Hispanic culture.

CNN En Español - http://www.cnnenespanol.com/
CNN world news in Spanish. A great resource for Sports, weather, international concerns, health, fashion and everything else you are used to from CNN.

Reading is Fundamental - http://www.rif.org/leer/index_flash.mspx?flash=true
"A brilliant future begins in a book" is also available in both languages. There are numerous tips for reading aloud with all ages from babies to teens.

FirstGov en Español -  http://www.firstgov.gov/Espanol/index.shtml
A powerful search engine and ever-growing collection of topical and customer-focused links that connects you to millions of web pages – from the federal government, local and tribal governments and to foreign nations around the world.

El Día de los Niños/El Día de los Libros - http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/ld/projects/ninos/contents.html 
Things to do to celebrate El Día de los Niños/El Día De los Libros. 
This site has several links for additional programming ideas, including one for songs and games that are available as audio files)


everythingESL.net - http://www.everythingesl.net/
Featuring 54 lesson plans, 35 teaching tips, 185 downloadable classroom activities, 800 'Ask Judie' forum questions, and 57 resource picks.

Learn Spanish - http://www.studyspanish.com/
Free online tutorial.

Language resources - Spanish dictionaries and Spanish language - http://www.abanico-es.com/spanish/018-dictionaries-language-resources.html

Don Quijote school - http://www.donquijote.org/
Learning Spanish with don Quijote is more than learning the world's second most-used language. It also means having a wonderful experience and making friends from all over the world.  Great pages on Hispanic culture.

Learn Spanish - http://www.studyspanish.com/
Free online tutorial.


Web Junction's Spanish Language Outreach Program - http://webjunction.org/do/Navigation?category=10555
Subscribe to the Spanish Language Outreach Update and receive emails of importance and interest to those serving the Hispanic community.  Note: WebJunction is a cooperative of library staff sharing and using online resources that enable them to identify and embrace appropriate technologies and apply them to our daily work. 

To sustain this effort, they partner with library and cultural heritage organizations and those that support them in meeting their objectives through effective use of collaborative, web-based technologies. 

REFORMA - http://www.reforma.org/
An affiliate of ALA, Reforma is the national association to promote library and information services to Latinos and the Spanish speaking.  There is also an electronic discussion list you can join.

Guidelines for Library Services to Hispanics - http://www.ala.org/ala/rusa/rusaprotools/referenceguide/guidelineslibrary.htm
From ALA’s Reference and User Services Association, these guidelines include sections on personnel, collection development, and programs. 

Storytimes for Librarians of Limited Spanish -
Tips and information on conducting Spanish and bilingual storytimes.

SEFLIN’S SPANISH LANGUAGE LIBRARY PORTAL - http://MiServiciodeBiblioteca.org
Florida's first Spanish-language library portal has been launched by the SE Florida Library Information Network (SEFLIN).  25 southeast Florida public and academic libraries/library systems, with more than 12 million library items have launched http://MiServiciodeBiblioteca.org , a single-search access service. MiServiciodeBiblioteca.org also features a Spanish-language Guide to Libraries in Southeast Florida, which includes a searchable directory of more than 300 SEFLIN member libraries, information for each library, and a map of each library location.  The service also provides resources to assist library staff in serving Spanish-speaking library users.  (Source: Library Hotline, January 20, 2003, p. 7)

Oakland Public Library and San Francisco Public Library Spanish Subject Headings - http://www.bibliotecasparalagente.org/sujetos.html
Extensive alphabetical list of translated Library of Congress subject headings.

Spanish in Libraries - http://www.unm.edu/~emmons/nmla/spanish-for-librarians.html
Workshop information for a 1999 presentation at the New Mexico Library Association Conference.

Updated 13 May 2010