Celebrating Pride Month: Books, learning experiences & more

Your public library is here to connect you with books, learning experiences, events, and online resources that celebrate the LGBTQ+ community in June and all year long. On this page, you can:

Browse titles we suggest

Just for kids

From your digital library

Join us for upcoming events

Celebrate Pride: Drop-in Button-Making
Thursday, June 15, 9 am-9 pm, Main Library

Drop by the Children's Services Area at the Main Library to design and make your own Pride-themed buttons!

Pride Shake, Rattle & Read
Tuesday, June 20, 10-10:30 am, Lindberg Park, 1150 N. Marion, Oak Park

Celebrate Pride with a joy-filled storytime! Featuring books, songs, and play that celebrate identity, self-expression, and all things love, and a special visit from the Book Bike. Best for families with kids 0-5. Weather permitting.

Pride Prom!
Friday, July 14, 7-9 pm, Maze Branch Library

Come join us at the Maze Branch for a night of Pride! We'll have food, games, and music for teens ages 14-18 to celebrate. Register now »

View a special display at the Dole Branch Library

Display of Pride Month books and flags

Test your Pride flag knowledge

Do you know what all the colors in the Pride flag mean? Do you know which identities the flags in our display represent? Test your knowledge with our virtual trivia game; click the play button to get started!

Watch a Pride flag video for early learners

Grab your crayons, markers, or colored pencils, because it's time to create our own Pride flags! Did you know that the flag hasn't always looked the same? We'll draw an inclusive Philadelphia Pride flag today and talk about what each color means. Where will you display yours?

Explore online resources

Get access to subscription-based resources that Google can’t offer, with your Oak Park card and PIN:

  • Gale in Context: Biography: Explore authoritative biographical entries covering international figures from all time periods and areas of study, including a collection of biographies on notable LGBTQ+ figures. To start your search, choose Browse People and then select LGBTQIA+ Figures from the dropdown.
  • Novelist Plus: Find book reviews, annotations, readalikes, discussion guides, and book lists for fiction and nonfiction readers. Use the advanced search option to find titles by LGBTQ+ authors by selecting LGBTQIA under Authors Cultural Identity.
  • Transgender Resource Collection: A unique collection to serve transgender people and everyone seeking information, including employers, medical providers, allies, friends, and family.