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St. Louis County Library Partners with the May Book Project to Promote AANHPI Heritage Month

Press Release

Monday, May 16, 2022 - 11:27a.m.

St. Louis County Library is excited to announce a partnership with the May Book Project. In celebration of Asian American Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander (AANHPI) Heritage Month, The Very Asian Foundation, in partnership with We Need Diverse Books, is launching The May Book Project to help schools and libraries build and maintain robust Asian American youth literature collections.

St. Louis County Library will participate by providing the book lists in all 20 of its branches, as well as sharing a collection of electronic titles available on the Libby app. Branches will also have displays throughout the month of May featuring Asian American selections, staff will be recommending titles on the Library’s social media account, and popular YA author David Yoon will visit Library Headquarters (1640 S. Lindbergh Blvd.) on May 24, 2022 to launch his next adult novel, “City of Orange.”

Kristen Sorth, St. Louis County Library Director and CEO said, “We want our patrons to see themselves in our collection. Inclusion and equity in our services, staff, programs and collections is a top priority for the Library District. These principles guide our work and help us to remember exactly who we are, what we value the most and how we can support the St. Louis region.”

Learn more about the May Book Project at www.veryasianfoundation.org/may-book-project.