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May is Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month.

We are excited to recognize the cultural identities and historical influence of the Asian/Pacific Americans in our community.

We have books and other resources that highlight this rich culture, whether you want a mirror that reflects your experience, or a window to see something new!

Explore Different Backgrounds Through Literature

In our efforts to try and meet the moments that keep coming, we’ve added content to our Race Relations page to help better represent the Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders living in the U.S. This includes:

 

  • #OwnVoices works by Asian American and West Asian authors
  • Picture Books by Asian American authors
  • An anti-racism book list put together by the Teen Advisory Group (TAG)
  • An interactive guide on diverse children’s literature
Digital Collections
OverDrive

Browse a vast collection of eBooks and audiobooks featuring Asian/Pacific Islander authors, characters, and cultures. 

Pick from a variety of genres and titles for all ages. Just use your library card to access these titles.

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Listen to the personal stories and experiences of Asian Americans through this list of recommended audiobooks.

 

Take a Virtual Trip to a Different Country

 

Have you checked out our Around the World series? In our commitment to #OwnVoices, we asked people with connections to another country (whether roots, family ties, or they still live there!) to make videos telling us what they love about that place.

Fit for all ages, this series allows you to sightsee, make art, and meet people from around the world without leaving your house! We owe a profound thank you to everyone who took the time to introduce us to somewhere that has meant the world to them.

Learn how to write in Japanese, play traditional Korean games, and more.

Be on the lookout for future countries to be added on the Around the World page.

Want more craft and recipe ideas? Take a look at Creativebug and Food America, using your library card.

Or learn to converse in a new language with Mango Languages.

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Show Your Support

 

StopAsianHate.info is an informative resource that gives insight on the ongoing #StopAsianHate Movement. You’ll also find regular updates on anti-Asian incidents, volunteer and donation opportunities, and resources on racial injustice.

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