Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Lanark, Leeds & Grenville Public Libraries promote diversity, equity & inclusivity.

June 2023 – Public libraries throughout Lanark, Leeds and Grenville aim for diversity, equity and inclusion in our collections and programs. Partnering with community Pride organizations fosters inclusivity and encourages members of the 2SLGBTQI+ community to feel represented, supported and safe in our shared spaces. Inclusive celebrations in our libraries, including Drag Queen, King and Mx Storytimes and Pride events, offer families a safe space to celebrate diversity and self-expression.

To read the full joint statement from Lanark, Leeds & Grenville Public Libraries, click here.

Libraries recognize and energetically affirm the dignity of those they serve, regardless of heritage, education, beliefs, race, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical or mental capacilities, or income.

– Canadian Federation of Library Associations Position Statement of Diversity and Inclusion