Wilmette Public Library supports an environment of equity, diversity, and inclusion, in our building, our community, and our collections and services.
Wilmette Public Library stands in solidarity with all who are working to recognize and end racism and inequity. The fight for dignity, justice, and equality is a matter of basic human rights. We grieve with our nation as we collectively face the clear exposure of our deeply-rooted systems of racism and structural violence.
The Library is a place where all are welcomed and treated with dignity and respect. Our collections, services, and resources reflect the diversity of our community while also providing new opportunities to engage with neighbors and learn about cultures and viewpoints.
We believe that words have the power to make change actionable. Now is the time to both listen and make our voices heard as we strongly denounce racism, hate, discrimination, and violence. Together we can build a more just, resilient, and inclusive community for all.
Posted June 2, 2020; Affirmed by the Board of Library Trustees June 23, 2020
Our librarians have compiled these resources and reading lists to help provide perspectives that can help effect changes in yourself, your home, and your community.
For Adults & Teens: