Please note: All libraries will be closed Monday, May 30th in observance of Memorial Day.

Read With PRIDE!

Pride Month has arrived! While every day is a time to be proud of your identity and orientation, June is that time for boldly celebrating LGBTQIA community. Join libraries across the nation to celebrate June as Rainbow Book Month, a nationwide celebration of the authors and books that reflect the lives and experiences of the LGBTQIA+ community.

Staff Favorite PRIDE Reads for kids and Teens!

Easy Readers

Juv and Teen Fiction

Manga and Graphic Novels

YA Nonfiction

A brief history of Pride and Rainbow Book Month

Like many other celebratory months, Pride Month started as a weeklong series of events and expanded into a full month of festivities. June was chosen for in honor of the Stonewall Riots in 1969. For more information about the history of pride visit Library of Congress-PRIDE

Originally established in the early 1990s by The Publishing Triangle as National Lesbian and Gay Book Month, this occasion is an opportunity for book lovers and libraries with the very best in LGBTQIA+ literature. Celebrated by the American Library Association (ALA) since 2015, GLBT Book Month™ was renamed Rainbow Book Month™ in 2020, in coordination with the ALA Rainbow Round Table’s name change in 2019. Rainbow Book Month™ is an initiative of the American Library Association and is coordinated through its Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services and the Rainbow Round Table. For More information about Rainbow Book Month visit ALA RAINBOW BOOK MONTH

Check out our Pride Storytime’s!

Patricia Blanco Sr. Librarian-Youth Services

Blanco-patricia@monroecounty-fl.gov

Categories:

All Ages Comics Easy Reader eAudio eBooks Fiction Graphic Novels Key West Library Kids MangaScience Fiction and FantasyYoung Adult