“La poesía no quiere adeptos, quiere amantes.”
Federico García Lorca
Each week the library will be focusing on a different Spanish speaking country. Feel free to come in and check out the books on display about Spain.
Library website: Spanish speaking countries
Utah Online Library
Through Utah’s Online Library you can access information about all the countries of the world. Ask the librarian if you need the home access username and password.
Click on Culturegrams and click on the country you want to learn more about.
Spain: Did You Know?
On La Gomera, one of the Canary Islands, some residents speak an ancient whistling language called Silbo Gomero.
Though Spain is known for bullfighting, the sport is illegal in the Canary Islands.
The Spanish national anthem has no official lyrics.
Instead of the tooth fairy, Spanish children put their teeth under their pillows at night and wait for Ratoncito Perez, the tooth mouse, to come and exchange them for coins.