Kia ora! InsideOUT is back with our Out on the Shelves campaign week for the second year in a row. Our annual event celebrates the representation of diverse rainbow communities in books and aims to connect more rainbow young people with stories that reflect their identities and experiences.
This year, the Out on the Shelves Campaign week is June 17 – 23.
Our campaign week is an opportunity for our schools and community libraries to promote more visibility and increase awareness. During this annual event, we encourage libraries to build and promote their rainbow collections, celebrate rainbow stories and help connect rainbow young people with these stories and with each other.
To support your involvement, we are publishing a free Out on the Shelves libraries' resource and creating suggested event guidelines, both of which will be available on our website soon. We hope you will order sets of free bookmarks (available soon!) with our recommended book lists and participate in our campaign week display competition. You can also book InsideOUT for a staff training on sexuality & gender diversity, and inclusion at your library or school!
We have a lot a planned for this year's event and would love to help your library take part. Visit: outontheshelves.insideout.org.nz for more information, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to connect with our Campaign Coordinator.