Rainbow Book Month

June is Rainbow Book Month™

Rainbow Book Month™ is a nationwide celebration of the authors and writings that reflect the lives and experiences of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, pansexual, genderqueer, queer, intersex, agender, and asexual community.  As of 2020, GLBT Book Month™ (celebrated by the American Library Association since 2015) has been renamed Rainbow Book Month™, in coordination with the Rainbow Round Table’s name change in 2019. 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. 

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The Parkland Community Library serves over 61,000 people and presents programs to all members of our community. The Library Bill of Rights affirms that all libraries are forums for information and ideas and provide access to information for all people. We are providing an age-appropriate program about love and acceptance.

Join us for a special storytime!

About Rainbow Book Month™

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

Stonewall Book Awards List

“The first and most enduring award for LGBTQIA+ books is the Stonewall Book Awards, sponsored by the American Library Association’s Rainbow Round Table.” –ALA

LGBTQ+ Graphic Novels

African American LGBTQ+ Books Post-2007 

Bisexual Fiction: Adult & Young Adult 

Library of Congress

“Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) Pride Month is currently celebrated each year in the month of June to honor the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in Manhattan.” –Library of Congress. Learn more about the history of Pride Month. 

Disabilities/Neurodivergent 

Bisexuality: An Annotated Bibliography of Non-fiction books 

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LGBTQ+ Pride Month

Free at home streaming courtesy of your library for Parkland School District residents!

Hoopla is a groundbreaking digital media service that allows you to borrow movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics and TV shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone – and even your TV! With no waiting, titles can be streamed immediately, or downloaded to phones or tablets for offline enjoyment later.

Download the hoopla app to get started, or contact the reference desk if you need help at 610-298-1361×106 or info@parklandlibrary.org.

Please note these limits: Patrons can have up to five borrows per month. Items listed as “bonus borrows” do not count towards the monthly limit. This resource is only available to Parkland School District residents.

Food Collection

June & July 2022 Parkland CARES is seeking donations of Cereal, Pancake Mix and Syrup.Please consider donating to this worthy cause this summer! The Parkland Community Library has partnered with our local food pantry, Parkland CARES, to collect food donations for those in need. Approximately 27% of the Parkland community is currently food insecure, and…

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Parkland School District’s Summer Reading Lists

Here are our book lists for students entering each grade of high school. Please note that we may also have some of these titles in other formats, including e-books, e-audiobooks, and CD audiobooks. For some titles, we may have movie adaptations, graphic novel adaptations, literary criticisms, and Cliffs Notes.  If you need help finding those formats,…

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