The Rainbow Library Community Reads Project is an initiative that sends LGBTQ+ affirming text sets to schools and libraries across Connecticut, Kansas, Maryland, Missouri, and Washington State - for free.
Any full-time staff member at a K-12 school or public library in those states is welcome to request a Rainbow Library. All types of K-12 schools are eligible: district, magnet, charter, and independent. Each school that applies will be eligible for one Rainbow Library text set, and sets are provided on a first-come, first served basis.
The Rainbow Library is driven by volunteers of GLSEN chapters. The Missouri Rainbow Library project is co-led by the Missouri Association of School Librarians (MASL) and GLSEN Springfield.
Founded 25 years ago, GLSEN is the leading national education organization focused on ensuring safe and affirming schools for LGBTQ students. GLSEN has volunteer-run chapters in 31 states. The Rainbow Library Community Reads Project is an initiative of the GLSEN Connecticut chapter, for the Connecticut education community. To learn more about GLSEN Connecticut, and to get involved with the chapter, click here.