Dear Oak Park Community,
We are sickened and horrified by the needless killing of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police officers.
We are frightened for the black and brown members of our staff and our community who daily must endure the racism of our society. We are furious at the inequities that cause so much injustice and poverty and suffering. We are committed as an organization and as individuals to dismantle the systems of oppression that have created these conditions and that fuel them.
We join with our fellow members of the Urban Libraries Council in releasing this statement to communicate our shared commitment as library leaders to dismantle systemic racism.
Find books, movies, and TV shows below curated by our librarians as we proclaim that Black Lives Matter.
In solidarity and with humility,
David J. Seleb, Executive Director, Oak Park Public Library