Spanish is the "second language" in California but the primary language spoken in many first generation immigrant homes. Libraries need to work towards making all library users feel comfortable and welcome when using library services.
According to the recent study of Latinos Online, Latinos comprise 14% of the U.S. adult population but only about half of this growing group (56%) goes online. By comparison, 71% of non-Hispanic whites and 60% of non-Hispanic blacks use the Internet. Only 29% of Latino adults have a broadband Internet connection at home. Libraries can help bridge the gap in Latino Internet access and usage by providing group and individual instruction to the Spanish speaking community.
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