Celebrate Pride month with CPL!


Join us for free LGBTQ2S+ online  programs/activities and browse
our recommended reads throughout June 2021.


Virtual Pride Book Club

On June 17 at 7 pm, join us to discuss Butter Honey Pig Bread by Francesca Ekwuyasi. This Canada Reads selection deals with themes of faith, family, queerness, and belonging.

To read a copy of this book, please go to the library’s catalogue and place a hold (available on a first-come basis), or borrow it digitally on hoopla.

Please note this program is for participants aged 16+ due to mature themes.

Staff Picks for Adults

We have Always Been Here by Samra Habib
Blue is the Warmest Color by Julie Maroh
Jonny Appleseed by Joshua Whitehead
Tasty Pride: 75 Recipes and Stories from the Queer Food Community
How We Fight for Our Lives by Saeed Jones
Peaces by Helen Oyeyemi
Under the Rainbow by Celia Laskey
Detransition Baby by Torrey Peters
This is How it Always is by Laurie Frankel
Wow, No Thank You by Samantha Irby
Sissy: A Coming of Gender Story by Jacob Tobia
Milk-fed by Melissa Broder

Staff Picks for Teens

Last Night at the Telegraph Club by Malinda Lo
The Black Flamingo by Dean Atta
When You Get the Chance by Tom Ryan
One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston
Felix Ever After by Kacen Callender
Pumpkin by Julie Murphy
The Magic Fish by Le Nguyen Trung
Heartstopper Vol. 1 by Alice Oseman
The Henna Wars by Adiba Jaigirdar
You Should See Me in a Crown by Leah Johnson
The Key to You and Me by Jaye Robin Brown
A Dark and Hollow Star by Ashley Shuttleworth

Staff picks for kids

The Hips on the Drag Queen Go Swish, Swish, Swish by Lil Miss Hot Mess
It Feels Good to be Yourself : A Book about Gender Identity by Theresa Thorn
Auntie Uncle: Drag Queen Hero by Ellie Royce
Be Amazing by Desmond Napoles
Pride: The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag by Rob Sanders
Stella Brings the Family by Miriam B. Schiffer
And Tango Makes Three by Justin Richardson
Introducing Teddy: A Gentle Story about Gender and Friendship by Jessica Walton
Worm loves Worm by J. J. Austrian
Heather has Two Mommies by Lesléa Newman
Morris Micklewhite and the Tangerine Dress by Christine Baldacchino
Phoenix Goes to School by Michelle Finch

Show your Pride & support for the LGTBQ+ community

Kids, draw a rainbow-themed piece of art with a positive message and send to ysall@caledon.library.on.ca

Check out our CPL Youth Group Facebook page at the end of the month to see all of the wonderful submissions that you created!



Looking for more information or greater involvement in the community? Check out Caledon Pride!