Disability Pride continues this August

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law in July 1990. Now, July marks Disability Pride Month, a time for celebrating the experiences and achievements of this community.

You can celebrate Disability Pride with us in several ways. Read a book from one of our wonderful booklists:

Accessibility Topics and Stories for Children and Tweens

More Accessibility Topics and Stories for Children and Tweens

Disability 101 for Adults and Teens

Disabled Protagonists for Adult Audiences

The library will be premiering two ASL Storytime videos in August. Audiences of all ages are also invited to and join us for a virtual film festival to celebrate Disability Pride Month. This event will feature closed captioning and American Sign Language interpreters. Read more about the event and register here.

You can also learn more about what the Contra Costa Library is doing to remove barriers to access by visiting the library’s Accessibility page. Have you heard about our Lite Reads collection? This collection is geared towards new adult readers, providing them with popular titles and subjects written in simpler text. Lite Reads collections can be found at the Antioch, Brentwood, Concord, Hercules, and San Pablo branches. While not every branch has a Lite Reads section, readers can browse the titles in this collection in our online catalog here, and have books delivered to any branch for their convenience.