Archive for June, 2023

Freedom to Read

The Library joins the American Library Association in reaffirming our commitment to the Freedom to Read Statement on its 70th anniversary: “As censorship threats continue to target libraries, schools, publishers, authors, and booksellers, the American Library Association (ALA) and the Association of American Publishers (AAP) are calling on all members of the book community to affirm their […]

Celebrating Juneteenth 2023

The Library joins the nation in commemorating Juneteenth National Independence Day. On June 19, 1865, nearly two years after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation, enslaved African Americans in Texas learned they were free. Early celebrations of Juneteenth began soon thereafter and in June 2017, Juneteenth was declared a federal holiday. Here are a few […]

Pride & Rainbow Book Month

Happy Pride Month! Or, at the Library, Rainbow Book Month! Pride is celebrated in June each year to commemorate the 1969 Stonewall Uprising, a landmark event in the Gay Liberation Movement, which evolved into today’s LGBTQIA+ rights movements. Here are just a few resources to learn about and celebrate Pride Month and Rainbow Book Month: […]