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Resources for Pride Month

June is Pride Month—it began as a commemoration of the 1969 Stonewall Uprising, started by trans women of color, and is a month of celebration and affirmation for the LGBTQ+ community. Many children realize their gender identity and sexual orientation at a young age, even if they don’t have the words for it. Every child deserves to feel safe and accepted at all times, but especially in the library. 

Blogger Amy Steinbauer

Everyone is Welcome at PRIDE!

One of the things that patrons missed the most during the pandemic has been the ability to browse and see displays. My library has been offering a robust collection of “Grab and Go” items of curated books and bundles to offer patrons in even the most limited iterations of pandemic library service, a little something extra to take home. The pandemic has also made us rethink the physicality of the building. In before times, displays were in shelves or on bulletin boards, but now, we need to think about where people see us. As a result, we have been putting more displays on our windows! Window displays or “Library on the Glass” as I have coined it, can be anything from booklists, pictures of book covers, patron-created Haikus, notes of love for the library, etc. Since we opened fully for browsing and hanging at the library on June 1st, it…

ALA Annual 2015

SF PRIDE: The last weekend in June

When I think about Pride two songs come to mind: Pride (In the Name of Love)  by U2 and (Pride) A Deeper Love by C&C Music Factory. Pride is all about LOVE! ALA Annual is happening when San Francisco is most vibrant. Are you ready for the blast of rainbows, exposed skin (don’t forget your sunscreen) and the hoards of proud people?!? For a preview of the parade check out  This Day in June by Gayle E. Pittman, illustrated by Kristyna Litten or local news coverage from last year’s parade. Members of the GLBT Round Table  will be joining the SFPL contingent. I hear Christy Estrovitz , ALSC Local Arrangements Committee chair will be taking the new SFPL Book Bike out for a spin. Be warned it’s going to be crowded. For those of you who love crowds, you may enjoy the carnival street party festival near the Main Library…