Federation of Ontario Public Libraries

#LibFive: Five Key Foundations for Building Inclusive Libraries

#LibFive: Five Key Foundations for Building Inclusive Libraries

“We [#LibFive] spent months on this, eventually shaping our list into our five biggest ways that libraries can build inclusive programs:

  • See me! Listen to me.
  • Show me on the shelves and walls. Read those books yourself.
  • Graphic Novels and Manga are not Extra.
  • Show the joy in our stories.
  • Make the library a sorting free zone.

These ideas might seem obvious or too simple, but I would implore those thinking along those lines to think again. They are powerful due to their simplicity and when done well, can result in empowering library programs.”

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