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Boston Public Library Celebrates Pride Month with Inaugural Booklist, Programs in June

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prideBoston Public Library celebrates LGBTQ+ Pride Month with its first ever “We Are Pride” booklist for children, teens, and adults, and a variety of LGBTQ+ events and programs take place at the Central Library in Copley Square and branch locations across the city. Visit for a complete list of resources. The booklist is available online and at all locations beginning today.

“Boston Public Library is free to all and an inclusive community, and our celebration of Pride Month reflects these essential founding principles that we honor not only in June, but each and every day,” said David Leonard, President of the Boston Public Library.

“We Are Pride” is a curated list by Boston Public Library staff of recent books for all ages concerning the diverse experiences of the LGBTQ+ community. The list features fiction and nonfiction, and the categories biography/memoir, expressions, and romance and erotica, in addition to recommended titles for children and teens.

Events include a screening of Boys in the Band, followed by a discussion with Matt Bell and Michael Bronski, and workshops, film festivals, drag queen story times, and performances by The Pineapple Project. Additionally, continuing its annual tradition in support of Pride Month, the Central Library in Copley Square will fly its Pride flags for the month of June from the historic McKim building.

Boston Public Library has a Central Library, twenty-four branches, map center, business library, and a website filled with digital content and services. Established in 1848, the Boston Public Library has pioneered public library service in America. It was the first large free municipal library in the United States, the first public library to lend books, the first to have a branch library, and the first to have a children’s room. Each year, the Boston Public Library hosts thousands of programs and serves millions of people. All of its programs and exhibitions are free and open to the public. At the Boston Public Library, books are just the beginning. To learn more, visit