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LGBTQ+ History Month Booklist

October is LGBTQ+ History Month, which celebrates the achievements and contributions of exemplary lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and other queer-identified role models throughout history. Like other celebration months, it is also an opportunity to highlight historic and current issues facing the community, celebrate milestones, and educate or welcome others who would become allies. Learn more with this collection of biographies and other non-fiction titles form your library.

LGBTQ+ History Month

LGBTQ+ History Month

October is LGBTQ+ History Month, which celebrates the achievements and contributions of exemplary lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and other queer-identified role models throughout history. Like other celebration months, it is also an opportunity to highlight historic and current issues facing the community, celebrate milestones, and educate or welcome others who would become allies.

I Can Read Anything

Readers at this stage are able to select their own materials and read independently. They have successfully moved from “learning to read” to “reading to learn.” This newfound confidence allows them to use a variety of informational texts to learn more about the world around them and to discover unfamiliar vocabulary.

I Am Reading On My Own

Readers at this stage are able to read simple, familiar stories with increasing speed and accuracy. They use their large sight vocabulary and phonics skills to figure out new words or fill in the blank using context clues. Reading is more automatic; their energy more devoted to comprehension than sounding out.

I Am Learning to Read

Children at this stage have learned that letters connect to sounds. As their command of the alphabet grows, they will be able to “sound out” new and phonetically regular words. Additionally, they will be able to read a significant number of words on sight and comprehend more of what they read.

Before I Can Read

Children at this stage understand that writing conveys a message. They can - over time - retell a story when looking at pages of a favorite book, name letters of alphabet, recognize some signs, and perhaps print their own name. They acquire new skills by being read to.

20 Books to Fall In Love With

Top Ten Overlooked Bestsellers of 2021

Top Ten Most Loved (Most Checked-Out) Books of 2021

Do you love the look, touch, and smell of a leather bound classic? Does the thought of browsing the stacks at your local library thrill and delight you? Well, then… you might just be a bibliophile! To celebrate International Book Lovers’ Day… That is, to celebrate you: We’ve put together two “Top 10” booklists and we really hope you show them some love (if you haven’t already)!

Book Lovers Unite!

Book Lovers Day

Do you love the look, touch, and smell of a leather bound classic? Does the thought of browsing the stacks at your local library thrill and delight you? Well, then… you might just be a bibliophile! Book Lovers Day is all about YOU and those books you just can't seem to get enough of! So, let's celebrate with some booklists, book clubs, and a few other fun things the Library offers you book lovers out there.

Books About Gender Non-Conformity for Youth

Youth Booklist

Teen Booklist

For gender non-conforming children and teens, or those who don't quite fit in the boy/girl binary: it can be hard to find role models or language to express their identity or feelings. Many of the books in this list are written by authors and/or include characters who identify as non-binary, gender non-conforming, or transgender. Many also provide tips for parents who want to start an age-appropriate discussion about gender identity and expression.

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