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To Our Forest Park Community,

We, at the Forest Park Library are saddened, heartbroken, and impassioned by the events surrounding our local and global communities. As a community, we stand with our staff, neighbors, and community partners in unity and compassion.

The Forest Park Public Library stands with Black people and all who demand the end of systemic racism. We believe in the open exchange of ideas and freedom of speech.  We do not condone behavior that threatens the safety of another or supports bigotry, sexism, or racism.

We believe that learning  about our history, learning about others, and learning about ourselves are important explorations. To that end, we have compiled a list of books, films, and resources to support conversations on race, racism, and resistance.

We recognize that this is a uniquely emotional time for various reasons. If you are struggling  and need someone to talk to, please remember that you are welcome to contact our Social Work Intern, Raqueal Pullums for support.  Contact her at

Staff is also available by phone at 708-366-7171 or email at

Please know that we are taking this all in and looking for continued ways to support you.

Thank you and stay safe.

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