Indian Prairie Public Library stands firmly against systemic racism, discrimination, and inequality. The library serves as a true instrument of democracy through our commitment to serving as a safe space where everyone has equal access to a broad mixture of books, resources, and programs.
As a public library, our purpose is to provide an environment where all backgrounds and experiences are welcome and everyone is treated with dignity and respect. We are a place to embrace and celebrate diversity, not silence it. We value and foster community, equality, diversity, and inclusion. In these trying times, we encourage everyone to listen, learn, READ, and treat one another with respect and kindness… while also treating the issue with strong conviction.
One of the ways a library can support change is by sharing and providing access to materials and resources that educate us on the documented history and the continued impact of institutionalized racism in this country. We are here to inspire understanding and community healing.