We're free, we're proud, and we're fabulous here at the the Free Library! We're proud to celebrate Pride Month throughout June with a series of programming throughout our neighborhood libraries including health seminars, film screenings, LGBTQIA+/gender-diverse “rainbow” storytimes, and more in celebration and support of the LGBTQIA+ community.
The Free Library is dedicated to inclusivity and diversity, with neighborhood libraries serving as welcoming and safe spaces for all Philadelphians. We offer information on bullying, safety, and coming out; books and resources for parents and siblings; biographies of important LGBTQIA+ figures in the community; and award-winning LGBTQIA+ fiction. In addition, the Independence Library’s Barbara Gittings Gay & Lesbian Collection is the largest dedicated LGBTQ public library collection east of the San Francisco Public Library.
Check out our online calendar or download a pdf of the complete list of more than 50 Pride events happening at neighborhood libraries across the city. For more information, including online resources and LGBTQ booklists, visit freelibrary.org/pride.