Caroline County Public Library’s Statement on Race and Social Equity

The Caroline County Public Library (CCPL) stands against all forms of racism and hatred.

Recent tragedies and ongoing systemic racism must be confronted by all of us. We must listen to the voices of those who are targets of bigotry and engage in individual and collective learning together. The Library is committed to creating physical and virtual environments that are welcoming to all. CCPL will always encourage constructive discourse in support of advancing social equity through programs, the availability of collections and resources for all ages, and opportunities to gather as a community. It is the Caroline Way to serve and live in a community that works together to seek a better future for all people.

Public libraries across the country have the responsibility to advance social equity. CCPL stands united with the Urban Libraries Council The Maryland Library Association and American Library Association in condemning racist incidents and behavior that targets individuals and communities.

Please visit our understanding racism page for a list of curated resources.