We are hosting an LGBTQ Picture Book Read-Out Event on Monday, June 20, at 7 p.m. The event will both celebrate the fact that June is LGBT Pride Month and also honor the memory of those who recently lost their lives in the Orlando mass shooting. We will be reading picture books from our collection with LGBTQ characters and themes, as well as those with gender non-conforming characters and themes. We decided to focus on picture books as a way of ensuring that even young readers can enjoy the Read-Out. Audience members who wish to do so are invited to pick a book from our selection and read it to the crowd; we’ll be using our ELMO document camera and big screen so everyone can see the illustrations. We hope that you can join us for this very special event!