During this difficult time, the Nesmith Library reaffirms our commitment to providing services, resources and materials to meet the cultural, educational and informational needs of our entire community. We are committed to making choices that reflect our dedication to anti-racism and equality through the programs we run, the materials we purchase and the messages we send. We continue to listen, learn, grow, and change for the better.
We stand against oppression, racism and injustice and encourage our community to stand with us. We stand with the other voices in our nation calling for immediate action to end systemic racism and discrimination. As library professionals our role is to provide thoughtfully curated, collected, and disseminated resources and information in order to educate and facilitate change. The library staff has assembled the following resources to help our community understand and give voice to the issues we are facing and move forward with new perspective and purpose.
Anti-Racist Reading Lists for caregivers talking to children, and teen and adult readers looking to re-educate themselves on topics of racial justice
For this book list with links to our catalog, visit the Anti-Racist Reading Lists page above.
Place these items on hold through our catalog to participate in Curbside Borrowing.
We invite input from our community on how we can engage more fully and promote a more equitable environment where everyone is treated with respect and dignity.
The Nesmith Library Staff and Trustees