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Celebrate LGBTQIA+ Pride at the San Diego Public Library!

Pride at the Library
 

Happy LGBTQIA+ PRIDE 2021 from the San Diego Public Library! Every June & July, the San Diego Public Library celebrates PRIDE to honor the rich heritage, cultures, experiences, contributions, and resilience of our LGBTQ+-identified communities. The San Diego Public Library continues to pledge solidarity with our LGBTQ+ communities and is committed to bringing awareness and providing equitable opportunities & resources.
 
San Diego Public Library’s LGBTQIA Library Services Committee celebrates the diversity of the LGBTQIA community in a welcoming and inclusive library space that fosters connections to knowledge and each other.
 
Visit SDPL Pride to view Pride themed virtual programs for all ages taking place now through July 18th.

Featured Events

Pride Storytime
 
 

Library Shop Presents..PRIDE Storytime at the San Diego Public Library!

Join San Diego Public Library and the Library Shop as we celebrate San Diego Pride 2021 with some IN-PERSON STORYTIMES! These pop-up PRIDE Storytimes are a family-friendly way of recognizing and celebrating our diversity and individuality through age-appropriate stories and songs.

We are very happy to re-open in-person programming for these special storytime events. Get ready for PRIDE activity kits (while supplies last) and even a Pride-Themed Pop-up Shop where attendees will be able to purchase fun goodies from the Library Shop. Details for this event is subject to change as Covid-19 safety guidelines continue to shift.

Library Shop presents…PRIDE Storytime featuring Sienna

Tuesday, July 6 | 11:00 AM | College Rolando Library | 6600 Montezuma Rd, San Diego, 92115

Library Shop presents…PRIDE Storytime featuring Beans

Saturday, July 10 | 11:00 AM | Kensington-Normal Heights Library | 4121 Adams Ave, San Diego, 92116

Library Shop presents…PRIDE Storytime featuring Raquel Ita & Barbie Q  (bilingual Eng./Spa)

Saturday, July 10 | 11:00 AM | Logan Heights Library | 567 S 28th St, San Diego, 92113

Library Shop presents…PRIDE Storytime featuring Friidae

Saturday, July 17 | 11:00 AM | City Heights/ Weingart Library | 3795 Fairmount Ave, San Diego, CA 92105

 

Upcoming Events

Oct 2010am - 11am

Storytime & Craft - LGBTQ+ History Month Celebration!

Babies & Toddlers, Pre-readers (3-6), Elementary (7-8)

Oct 2711am - 12pm

Rainbow Flag Storytime - LGBTQ+ History Month

Babies & Toddlers, Pre-readers (3-6), Elementary (7-8)

  • San Diego Library Pride Month Display
  • San Diego Library Pride Month Display
  • San Diego Library Pride Month Display
  • San Diego Library Pride Month Display
  • San Diego Library Pride Month Display
  • San Diego Library Pride Month Display
  • San Diego Library Pride Month Display

Book Recommendations

Research Database

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Research sexuality and gender in relation to LGBTQ+ history and activism, cultural studies, psychology, health, political science, policy studies, and other related categories.

Resources

  • The San Diego LGBT Community Center
    The Center is the nation's second oldest and one of the largest LGBT community centers that provides direct program services to the many different facets of the LGBT community, including men, women, youth, seniors, families, LGBT Latino community members and their families, and those living with HIV.
  • San Diego Youth Services
    Mental health services and drop-in centers for LGBT youth and their families.
  • The Trevor Project | 1-866-488-7386
    24/7 crisis and support hotline for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth ages 13-24. Also offers text and chat services.
  • GLBT National Help Center
    Free and confidential hotlines, chatrooms, and other resources for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and questioning people.
  • Trans Lifeline | 1-877-565-8860
    Hotline that offers support and resources to transgender people in need. Staffed by the transgender community for the transgender community.
  • San Diego LGBT Pride
    San Diego LGBT Pride fosters pride, equality, and respect for all lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities locally, nationally, and globally. Pride supports a number of programs for all ages that meet the diverse needs and interest of the LGBTQ community.

2021 Pride Library Card

2021 Pride Library Card
In partnership with San Diego Pride and with support from the Friend of the San Diego Public Library, the SDPL LGBTQIA Library Services Committee held its second Pride Library Card Design Contest earlier this year. The design chosen to represent the San Diego Public Library as the 2021 Pride Library Card was designed by Clara, a teen patron from the La Jolla Branch Library. We want to thank all that participated in the contest and also give a special shout out to Chaitanya from the Mira Mesa Library as our Children’s design favorite and Kaeli from the Serra-Mesa Branch Library as our Adult Design favorite!
 
2021 commemorative cards are available at the SDPL locations offering in-person or contactless pickup services.
 

2020 Pride Library Card 

 
Children's Category Favorite and the card chosen to represent the San Diego Public Library as the 2020 Pride Library Card by Jasmine Nguyen
 
In partnership with San Diego LGBT Pride and with support from the San Diego Library Foundation, the San Diego Public Library LGBTQIA Library Services Committee held it's first Pride Library Card Design Contest in February/March of 2020. The design chosen to represent the San Diego Public Library as the 2020 Pride Library Card was designed by Jasmine Nguyen, a young patron from Valencia Park/Malcolm X Library.
 
2020 commemorative cards are still available.
 

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