June is Pride Month, a celebration of the LGBTQIA+ community and a commemoration of the New York City Stonewall riots in 1969. To celebrate Pride Month, we have assembled a list of resources, book and movie recommendations, events, and activities.
History of Pride Month
Library Activities & Events
PRIDE MINI PARADE: Float Kits & Contest
In celebration of Pride month, the Library is holding a Pride Parade Float Challenge for all ages. Create a mini Pride float out of a shoebox and other supplies. Registration required to receive a kit. Limited supplies. Designed for all ages.
Kit pick up begins Monday, May 23.
Pride floats should be turned in by Friday, June 24.
Join us to work on your float on Monday, May 23 from 3:30-5:30 pm in the Community Room.
See examples here. Floats will be on display the last week in June through July 4 in The Commons. The public will vote in-person and online. The winner will be announced the first week of July. Questions? Contact Amy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PRIDE RIBBON TREE PROJECT
Thursday, June 2 at 4 pm
We’re using upcycled ribbons to decorate our Library tree in honor of Pride Month. Join us! Kids of all ages and their families can participate.
READ UNDER THE RAINBOW STORYTIME WITH KIT
Tuesday, June 14 at 10:30 am
Celebrate Pride Month with stories that celebrate identity and individuality. Join us for stories and take home a rainbow-themed craft kit. Designed for ages 5 & younger.
READING AWAKE BOOK GROUP
Wednesday, June 29 at 7 pm
Join the Reading Awake Book Group for a special Pride selection. In June, we will be reading Detransition, Baby by Torrey Peters. This group is intended for adults.