Celebrate Pride Month with AACPL

Embrace Diversity and Celebrate LGBTQ+ Pride Month at Anne Arundel County Public Library! 

June is a month brimming with vibrant colors, love and acceptance as we come together to celebrate LGBTQ+ Pride Month. It's a time to honor the struggles, triumphs and contributions of those who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual, pansexual, nonbinary and more.

At Anne Arundel County Public Library, we strongly believe in fostering inclusivity and promoting diversity, making our libraries safe spaces for all. So, come on in and join us as we dive headfirst into the spirit of Pride Month! Get ready to explore a treasure trove of amazing LGBTQ+ literature, exciting events and an abundance of free resources available to everyone!

Celebrating LGBTQ+ Pride Through the Power of Literature

One of the most potent ways to commemorate LGBTQ+ Pride Month is through literature. Our libraries offer a diverse collection of books that delve into LGBTQ+ themes, share personal stories and provide invaluable insights into the community's history and struggles. From timeless classics to contemporary masterpieces, our collection encompasses a wide range of genres, including fiction, non-fiction, poetry and memoirs. By immersing ourselves in these narratives, we can walk in the shoes of LGBTQ+ individuals, fostering empathy and understanding. 

To honor Pride Month, we have thoughtfully curated book lists and captivating displays in our libraries, featuring LGBTQ+ authors and their remarkable works. Whether you're seeking LGBTQ+ romance, coming-of-age tales or thought-provoking essays, our collection caters to all interests. 

Choose your next read from our lists of books written by or about the LGBTQ+ community! 

  • Check out our booklists for kidsteens and adults
  • Download books by LGBTQ+ authors in eBook and eAudiobook formats to enjoy instantly using Overdrive/Libby and Cloud Library
  • Looking for more books written by LGBTQ+ authors? Use NoveList’s “Advanced Search” feature to generate a list of books by authors with specific identities.
  • Explore information on LGBTQ+ identity, culture, civil rights, perspectives and more using our Diversity Studies and Opposing Viewpoints database.
Exciting LGBTQ+ Events and Festivities!

Make sure to mark your calendars for the upcoming Annapolis Pride Day Parade and Festival on Saturday, June 3rd, from 9 am to 5 pm! Join us as we proudly participate in this joyous celebration of love and acceptance. Visit our outreach vehicle and information table at the festival to connect with us and learn more about our inclusive library community. 

Throughout June, we have a vibrant lineup of LGBTQ+-themed events for all ages hosted at our libraries. From engaging Pride arts & crafts sessions for teens, kids and families to Rainbow Family Storytime, there's something for everyone. Test your knowledge at our Trivia Night, enjoy thought-provoking films at the Pride Film Series and Queer Representation Film Showings or join the excitement of our Library Lock-In event. These events aim to create spaces where LGBTQ+ individuals and allies can come together, celebrate and learn.

Visit our Pride Month events calendar for a complete list of programs.

Resources and Support for the LGBTQ+ Community

At Anne Arundel County Public Libraries, we offer a wide range of free resources to support the LGBTQ+ community and its allies. Our collection includes books, online databases, and access to community resources that cover LGBTQ+ related topics, such as coming out, mental health, LGBTQ+ history and gender identity. Our compassionate librarians are trained to provide a safe and understanding space for those seeking information or guidance, ensuring that everyone feels welcomed and supported. 

As we celebrate Pride Month at our libraries, we invite everyone to join us in embracing diversity, promoting acceptance and championing equality. Our libraries are safe havens where all voices are heard, respected and celebrated. Let's stand together, united and proud, as we recognize the invaluable contributions of the LGBTQ+ community in shaping a brighter future for all.

Published June 1, 2023

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LGBTQIA+ Pride Month Reading Lists

Adults - Teens & YA - Kids