DES MOINES, Iowa — The Des Moines Public Library will be hosting a bilingual workshop during Iowa’s Latino Heritage Festival on September 23 & 24. It gives an opportunity for parents and their children to bond and celebrate their heritage. Lesvia Juarez from the DMPL joined Cinthia Naranjo on Today in Iowa Sunday.

The library has been a part of the festival since 2014.

It also offers a bilingual storytime, as well as activities that go along with the book chosen. Organizers hope both parents and children can learn and enjoy Latino culture.

They say everyone is welcome to participate at their booth.

“Des Moines Public Library, we do have these story times in Spanish and English. For families to come and enjoy. And you just don’t have to be a Spanish speaker. Anybody can come in and they’re made in a way that is easy for everybody to enjoy. So, it’s so important to have representation for the child to see someone speaking their language. It encourages them to read and to love it as well,” said Juarez.

The Des Moines Public Library booth will be located near the Downtown Library.