Public libraries are places of inclusion and empowerment, dedicated to breaking down barriers to access and resisting inequality. Below are some resources that illuminate systems of race, privilege and power as well as how to enact change in ourselves and our institutions. We hope these resources help you recognize and challenge biases, navigate difficult conversations and create an inclusive, respectful space for learning, engagement and improvement.
Checkout these Materials from Calvert Library
Board of Library Trustees Equality Policy Statement
We believe Calvert Library and all other public libraries are the crucibles of democracy, the means for everyone’s pursuit of happiness and prosperity, and our guarantors of freedom and opportunity. Public libraries welcome all races, colors, religions, genders, sexual orientations, national origins, languages, and abilities. All are welcome here and entitled to respect and civility. All are invited to learn for themselves what is true and what is good. Honest discourse is welcome here. Each person is entitled to be treated equally, without discrimination — and will be here.