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You Belong at Your Library by missadina
Tuesday, June 21, 2016, 8:19 am
Filed under: community, Newark | Tags: , ,

June is Pride month and GLBT book month, and while we who work and come to the library regularly know that libraries are safe, welcoming places, not everyone who should know does know.  So the staff at Newark Library wanted to take some photos to make it clear that you, whoever you are and wherever you are, you belong at your library.

And then Orlando happened.

Suddenly, letting people in the LGBTQIA community – and the Latinx community – know that we welcome all into our safe spaces became even more important.

And, as has been shared so much this past week – but cannot be said enough:

We stand with you; we are proud of you. You are brave; you are loved.

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Photo credit: Sara Ward Charles | Sarabellum Photography © 2016 | www.sarabellumphotography.com

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LGBT books ‘read’ in this photo include:

Red: Notes from the Blender by Trish Cook and Brendan Halpin
Orange: Love & Lies by Ellen Wittlinger
Yellow: Drag Teen by Jeffery Self
Green: Geography Club by Brent Hartinger
Blue: Fan Art by Sarah Tregay
Purple: She Loves You, She Loves You Not by Julie Ann Peters

Comment by MissBecks

Here is a comprehensive list of LGBTQ books/movies/etc created by Librarians & Teachers! bit.ly/orlandosyllabus

Comment by MissBecks

This is beautiful!

Comment by XTinaG




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