BOSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY CELEBRATES PRIDE MONTH WITH BOOKLIST AND OTHER RESOURCES THIS JUNE

BOSTON – June 01, 2018 – Boston Public Library celebrates LGBTQ+ Pride Month with its “We Are Pride” booklist for children, teens, and adults, and a variety of LGBTQ+ events and programs taking place at the Central Library in Copley Square and branch locations across the city. Visit www.bpl.org/pride for a complete list of resources and offerings. The booklist is available online and in print at all locations beginning today.

“Boston Public Library invites its readers and visitors to explore the second annual publication of its “We Are Pride” booklist, and browse our resources and programs that celebrate themes of inclusion and diversity, which we honor not only this month, but every day,” said David Leonard, President of the Boston Public Library.

“We Are Pride” is a curated list by Boston Public Library staff of recent books for all ages concerning the diverse experiences of the LGBTQ+ community. The list features fiction and nonfiction, and the categories biography/memoir, expressions, and romance and erotica, in addition to recommended titles for children and teens.

Events honoring Pride Month include visits from The Pineapple Project, drop-in button making sessions, film series, author talks, and more. Additionally, continuing its annual tradition in support of Pride Month, the Central Library in Copley Square will fly its Pride flags for the month of June from the historic McKim building.

About BOSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY
Boston Public Library provides educational, cultural and civic enrichment, free to all, for the residents of Boston, Massachusetts and beyond, through its collections, services, programs, and spaces. Established in 1848, the Boston Public Library is a pioneer of public library service in America. It was the first large free municipal library in the United States, the first public library to lend books, the first to have a branch library, and the first to have a children’s room. As a City of Boston historic cultural institution, Boston Public Library today features a Central Library, twenty-five branches, a map center, business library, archival center; extensive special collections of rare books, manuscripts, photographs, and prints; and rich digital content and online services. The award-winning renovation of the Central Library in Copley Square, completed in 2016, together with new, renovated and historic branches, provide a transformed library for the next generation of users. Boston Public Library enriches lives, hosting thousands of free educational programs and exhibitions, and provides free library services online and in-person to millions of people each year. To learn more, visit bpl.org.

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