2024 NATIONAL MEDAL
for Museum and Library Service Finalist

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Anti-Racism Resources

East Brunswick Public Library's Statement about Anti-Racism

The East Brunswick Public Library condemns all forms of racism and injustice. It is our mission to provide free, open and equitable access to information, and to serve all members of our vibrant and diverse community with respect and dignity. We stand with the Black community and affirm that Black Lives Matter.

As meaningful conversations about racism and injustice are happening all across the country, the East Brunswick Public Library is committed to supporting and facilitating these conversations, and to providing the tools and resources to help further this important dialogue.

During this painful and difficult time in our country, we remain committed to the values of intellectual freedom, equity, and access for all members of our community. For more information on how libraries are responding to current events and social justice issues, please visit http://www.ala.org/advocacy/diversity/libraries-respond

 

For Families

Let's Talk About Race, Racism, Bias & Prejudice: It can be difficult for some families to get these conversations started, but discussion is imperative. The Youth Services Department has compiled resources for all families.

Anti-Racist Books for Kids: Children need to see themselves in books!  They also need to see others.  The Youth Services Department has compiled this list of booklists, blogs, and articles to help your family select diverse, anti-racist books.

 

For Adults

Knowing that our partners want to provide antiracism and social justice titles to their patrons, we are launching a new program called Black Lives Matter: Community Read. The titles included in our Black Lives Matter: Community Read program are focused on #ownvoices and are intended to help patrons read, listen, learn and grow as they expand their knowledge of race relations. Donated by OverDrive, titles will be made available to libraries at no cost and patrons will be able to check these books out without waist-list or holds. To view all the titles, click here.

 
EBPL Staff Reading Recommendations
 
Articles about Racism & Social Justice

 
Health Disparities Between Blacks and Whites

 
Videos

 
Podcasts

Co-discussants Anna Holmes, Baratunde Thurston, Raquel Cepeda and Tanner Colby host a lively multiracial, interracial conversation about the ways we can’t talk, don’t talk, would rather not talk, but intermittently, fitfully, embarrassingly do talk about culture, identity, politics, power, and privilege in our pre-post-yet-still-very-racial America. This show is "About Race."