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A Letter to Our Community

Cleveland Public Library is truly saddened by the senseless deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and the many other Black lives in America. Cleveland Public Library condemns all acts of violence and any disregard for human rights. We will not accept the unnecessary and unjust killing of any human.

Everyone is welcome at Cleveland Public Library. It is at the heart of our mission: to be the People’s University for a diverse and inclusive community. The Library is committed to nurturing a safe space for people to connect, learn, and grow from each other. Differing beliefs and opinions are respected. It is our policy and who we are, as an organization. This is a start, but we recognize there is more to do.

We have compiled a list of books, websites, and resources to help our community make sense of recent events in hopes of driving change and healing. What else can we do? Cleveland Public Library would like to hear from you as we work to make meaningful change together.

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