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Rainbow Connections: Celebrating LGBTQ+ Kids and Allies in Your Community and Beyond
Wednesday, September 28, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Is your library looking to start an LGBTQ+ youth program? Join PLA for a free webinar to learn how the Abington Township Public Library in Pennsylvania launched their wildly successful program in the fall of 2021. Rainbow Connections is a virtual program, led by a team that includes a children’s librarian and a community parent, that convenes LGBTQ+ children, allies, and their families from across the country. Learn how to start your own library group to help support and affirm LGBTQ+ kids and their families as well as educate and build community with allies.
At the conclusion of this webinar, participants will be able to:
- Create their own LGBTQ+ group with an LGBTQ+ co-host, and promote through social media and networking with other local organizations, schools, and groups;
- Engage with supportive and non-supportive community members using tips based on Abington Township Public Library’s own experiences; and
- Build a directory of LGBTQ+-friendly community groups and advocates to help foster an environment in which friendships among participants will flourish.
This webinar is intended for children’s, youth services, and YA librarians, as well as library directors.