• Welcome to the Columbia High School Reading and Information Capital! 

    The mission of the Columbia High School Library Media Program is to support the school community by providing access to current, adequate, and appropriate information resources, and to ensure that all students, teachers, and staff are effective users of ideas and information.  The CHS library/media center complements the school’s total curriculum, goals, and objectives. We are committed to transforming lives through education, empowering students to achieve their potential and dreams and preparing students to be 21st century learners. 


Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic heritage Month
  • Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.

    The observation started in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson and was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to cover a 30-day period starting on September 15 and ending on October 15. It was enacted into law on August 17, 1988, on the approval of Public Law 100-402.

    The day of September 15 is significant because it is the anniversary of independence for Latin American countries: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. In addition, Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence days on September 16 and September18, respectively.  Also, Columbus Day or Día de la Raza, which is October 12, falls within this 30-day period.


    Please come in and read more about this holiday.  You can also read books written by Hispanic writers.