Celebrate Diversity

CELEBRATE DIVERSITY

Black Children's Book Week

Black Children's Book Week Blog

Celebrate Black Children's Book Week!

Black Children’s Book Week is a global celebration of Black children and the people who ensure Black children are represented in books.

Black Children's Book Week Events

Book list 1

Black Children's Book Week: Trailblazers

A sampling of the many trailblazing Black figures throughout history.

Book list 2

Black History Month: Black Illustrators

Check out a selection of books featuring exceptional Black illustrators.

Book list 3

Black Children's Book Week: Picture Books

Celebrate Black Joy with these delightful and uplifting picture books.

Work with Us!

Thinking about a career in libraries? Learn about job opportunities available in Contra Costa County Libraries and Administrative Offices.

Diverse Digital Resources

Diverse Digital Resources

LearningExpress Library: Recursos Para Hispanohablantes

Herramientas de aprendizaje, carrera, y ciudadanía en español.

Black Life in America

This comprehensive news collection offers an expansive window into centuries of African American history, culture, and daily life.

Find Your Next Great Read

Reading Recommendations

Discover new titles, bestsellers, and resources that can help you find your next great read.

OverDrive/Libby

Download eBooks and eAudiobooks for all ages from OverDrive, including Asian American/ Pacific Islander, Black, Indigenous, Latinx, and LGBTQIA Voices collections. 

LGBTQ+

Pride Flipster

Pride Flipster

Enjoy digital magazines like The Advocate, Gay Parent Magazine, and more. Just click and read.

Pride Stories to Go

Pride Stories to Go

Stories to Go are early literacy kits with over 50 themes for babies and young children including this one related to Rainbow Families.

Bk River Option 2

Celebrate Diversity

 

We invite you to explore the Library’s diverse collections and read stories from across the world in multiple languages and formats. Browse digital resources, films, and magazines that educate, entertain, and cast a wide net on the human experience. Enjoy frequently updated and highlighted materials that reflect our diverse communities.

Libraries are for everyone. All are welcome.

“Reading, then, becomes a means of self-affirmation, and readers often seek their mirrors in books... When there are enough books available that can act as both mirrors and windows for all our children, they will see that we can celebrate both our differences and our similarities, because together they are what make us all human.”

-- Rudine Sims Bishop, "Mirrors, Windows, and Sliding Glass Doors," 1990.

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