Shreve Memorial Library is joining libraries across America in recognizing Rainbow Book Month this June. 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. Formerly recognized as GLBT Book Month, Rainbow Book Month is an opportunity for book lovers and libraries to foster community, understanding and access to the very best in LGBTQIA+ literature. Throughout the month, Shreve Memorial Library will highlight authors and books that reflect the LGBTQIA+ experience through book displays and special programs, including a book club discussion and storytime program.
On Tuesday, June 28, the Broadmoor Branch will host a meeting of the Queer as Fluff Book Club. The club, which meets monthly, will discuss the novel Meet Me in Madrid by Verity Lowell. The romantic comedy explores how two women juggle romance and career across continents. The book discussion will begin at 5:30 p.m. at the Broadmoor Branch, located at 1212 Captain Shreve Drive. All are welcome to attend.
The Cedar Grove-Line Avenue Branch will host a Pride Storytime on Wednesday, June 29 at 3:30 p.m. The story time will celebrate LGBTQ+ families and stories through books, music and crafts. The storytime is appropriate for children, their families and caregivers. The Cedar Grove-Line Avenue Branch is located at 8303 Line Avenue.
Originally established in the early 1990s by The Publishing Triangle as National Lesbian and Gay Book Month, Rainbow Book Month 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. For more information on Rainbow Book Month, visit https://www.ala.org/news/rainbow-book-month.