In an effort to address the topic of systemic racism in our state and country, Richland Library is encouraging members of the community to take part in this difficult and sometimes emotional dialogue. We are offering a variety of resources to help further the conversation.
Gain a better understanding of race, equity and inclusion through the library’s new online service at richlandlibrary.com/race. It features recommendations to read, listen and watch, tools to guide discussions with family and friends, a look back at historical injustices, and ways to take action right now.
Introduce children and families to diverse books. Try these suggested titles from our Children’s Room:
- The Other Side by Jacqueline Woodson & illustrated by E. B. Lewis
- Harlem’s Little Blackbird: The Story of Florence Mills by Renee Watson & illustrated by Christian Robinson
- A Ride to Remember: A Civil Rights Story by Sharon Langley and Amy Nathan & illustrated by Floyd Cooper
- Blended by Sharon Draper
- Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor
Engage in an honest and courageous conversation. Let’s talk about race by utilizing an activity that was featured in a 2018 issue of the library’s ACCESS magazine. You can download it at richlandlibrary.com. As you go through each step, be prepared to learn more about yourself and others around you.
About Richland Library
Awarded the National Medal in 2017 by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, Richland Library is a vibrant, contemporary organization that provides resources and information that advance the Midlands. Offering state-of-the-art technology, a variety of literary and cultural programs and 13 bustling facilities located throughout the county, Richland Library provides a truly customizable, modern library experience for residents and visitors alike.