Celebrate Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Month

We look forward to celebrating our Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander community and sharing their rich heritage through activities, events, and education!

Library Events:

New AAPI Teen Books for Every Type of Reader!

Book Recommendations:

eLibrary Resources:

Access these resources for free with your library card!

Additional Resources:

Supporting AAPI:

History of AAPI Month:

In 1978, a joint congressional resolution established Asian/Pacific American Heritage Week. The first 10 days of May were chosen to coincide with two important milestones in Asian/Pacific American history: the arrival, in the United States, of the first Japanese immigrants (May 7, 1843) and contributions of Chinese workers to the building of the transcontinental railroad, completed May 10, 1869.

In 1992, Congress expanded the observance to a month long celebration. Today, the United States has a population of 24 million Asian Americans and 1.7 million Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islanders!

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, opens a new window