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This guide was created to support events at Belle Glade campus for Hispanic Heritage Month.

Hispanic Heritage Month 2016

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage ImageHispanic Heritage Month is celebrated each year from September 15th through October 15th.  Why these dates instead of just one month?  September 15th is an important date because many countries in Central American gained independence from Spain on September 15, 1821.  Additionally, the "Dia de la Raza," ("Day of the Race") is celebrated on October 12th, which recognizes Christopher Columbus's first voyage to America.  This day is also known as "Día de la Diversidad Cultural Americana" ("American Culture Diversity Day") or "Día del Descubrimiento de Dos Mundos" ("Day of the Discovery of Two Worlds"). 

Under the Lyndon B. Johnson Administration in 1968, Hispanic Heritage Week began in the United States, which was the week including September 15th.  Then in 1988, under Ronald Reagan's Administration, it became a month-long celebration from September 15th through October 15th.


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Logging in to the library

1.  Log in to PantherWeb. 

2. Click on the Library icon. 

While trying to access library resources, you might be asked for Borrower ID and pin.

What is your borrower ID?

  • Your borrower ID is the card number located on the back of your PantherCard. It begins with 24901... Do not use your Palm Beach State Student ID Number 

What is your pin?

  • Your pin is a four-digit code of your birth month and year.  So for example, you were born in March of 1995, your pin is 0395. 
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