County: Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with a Lotería Game and Prizes


Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with Los Alamos Library System! The library is hosting a fun lotería game that includes exciting prizes—and best of all, it’s free and easy to participate. The game is appropriate for all ages and can be completed on your own time from home. Swing by any of the main service desks between now and Oct. 15 to pick up a lotería game packet, or simply download one to get started. 

Library staff is excited to offer this program to the community as an opportunity for cultural enrichment. Library Specialist Norma Covington said, “As a Hispanic person, I felt it was important to connect our community with this national observance in a meaningful way because of the rich Hispanic history of this region. We put a lot of thought into how to make this game fun, engaging, and educational and hope to see lots of participation!” 

The game overview is quick and simple: each lotería card features 16 themed pictures with associated activities. Complete one row of four activities to finish the game! Activities are associated with Hispanic culture and range from learning about lowriders to stargazing and crafting. There is a wide range of activity options to suit all interests and abilities, and families can take advantage of several themed youth activities happening over the course of the program. Those who complete the game can claim a completion prize at the library and be entered into a raffle for larger prizes in October. Complete game details and rules can be found on the library’s website.