Come celebrate another opportunity to borrow a book and share a book. Diverse books for all ages are now available at the Little Free Diverse Library, built and installed recently by town staff for Tri-Town Against Racism (TTAR) at Ned’s Point in Mattapoisett.
Tri-Town Against Racism, a local non-profit organization, invites the community to a celebration and ribbon-cutting on Friday, September 10, at 5:00 pm. Refreshments will be part of the fun, and a free children’s book will be distributed to each child as long as the supply lasts. TTAR is featuring “Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters,” by John Steptoe. Free bookmarks, book lists, and stickers will also be distributed. Members of the community are welcome to bring a new or gently-used diverse book to add to the library’s collection.
The national Read in Color initiative is sponsored by Little Free Libraries, Inc. The organization’s hope is that diverse books help children and adults learn about the experiences of others and that they “provide perspectives on racism and social justice; amplify BIPOC, LGBTQ, and other important voices; and incorporate experiences from all identities for all readers.”
“The importance of recognizing one’s experience in literature is key for children’s well-being, according to many librarians and educators,” stated one of the organization’s founders, Tangi Thomas.
Don’t miss this exciting event that brings inclusion and literacy to the Tri-Town. Similar to the Little Free Diverse Library Marion, selections are added each week. Donations of diverse children’s, young adult, and adult books are always welcome. An LFDL will be installed in Rochester near the town’s center this fall. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.