Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
The Free Library of Philadelphia is a welcoming and inclusive public space and strongly believes in promoting understanding and community engagement.
All 54 of our libraries provide a safe haven for individuals of all ages and backgrounds, providing homework help, English Language Learning (ELL) classes, supportive job search assistance, and much more. We encourage and host conversations about differences and complex social issues. The library exists to provide opportunities for discussion supported by educational resources, access to a vast array of information, and ideas that transform communities, open minds, and promote inclusion.
A Statement from the Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer
Dr. Guy Sims
The Library will begin to work with the Concerned Black Workers and other staff members on current and on-going issues and concerns. There is a commitment to elevating their voices and taking the necessary and important steps to addressing those issues and being the better stewards of the kind of environment that we both profess and advance through the Library's mission and vision.