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Drag Queen Storytime Resources

Resources Compiled by the American Library Association:


Key Messages

• Libraries provide a welcoming, safe, respectful space for diverse voices and perspectives.

• No longer just a place for books, libraries are expanding beyond their traditional roles and providing more opportunities for delivery of new services that connect closely with patrons’ needs.

• Libraries strive to develop and maintain programs and collections that are as diverse as the populations that they serve.

• There is not a one-size-fits all approach to developing library programs. Each library has its own process to develop and offer programs.

Best Practices

Open to All
Toolkit, Parents and Families of LGBTQ Individuals, Collection Development Policies, and Safe in the Stacks.

Drag Queen Story Hour: Reading Fabulously (PLA 2018 Conference)

Library-Initiated Programs as a Resource, an interpretation of the Library Bill of Rights

LibGuide on Library Policy Development
“Library policies help define the values of the organization, and they help managers and staff translate those values into service priorities.” – Library Policy LibGuide

Selection Criteria
While this resource focuses on collections it is appropriate for selection of programming topics



Diversity programming for digital youth : promoting cultural competence in the children's library
by Jamie Campbell Naidoo
ISBN: 9781610694872 1610694872
OCLC Number: 862958393

Queer library alliance : global reflections and imaginings
by Rae-Anne Montague, Lucas McKeever
ISBN: 9781634000314 1634000315
OCLC Number: 992225700

Serving LGBTIQ library and archives users : essays on outreach, service, collections and access
by Ellen Greenblatt
ISBN: 9780786448944 0786448946
OCLC Number: 630498096

The First Amendment and LGBT equality : a contentious history
by Carlos A. Ball
ISBN: 9780674972193 0674972198
OCLC Number: 959649250


ALSC Blog Posts on Drag Queen Storytime:


Children and Libraries article on Drag Queen Storytime


OIF Blog Posts on Drag Queen Storytime


American Libraries articles