The staff and Board of Palatine Library District stand in support of Asian and Pacific Islanders who are experiencing an increase in hate crime, violence, and harassment. Palatine Library District does this in solidarity with the Reaching Across Illinois Library System (RAILS), Illinois Library Association (ILA), American Library Association (ALA) and the Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association (APALA), recognizing and strongly condemning the rise in anti-Asian hate crimes in the United States.
Asian and Pacific Islanders should feel safe and free from racial discrimination in all public spaces. At Palatine Library District, it is our mission to welcome everyone to access diverse materials, collaborative spaces, technology, programs, and services. To find out more about our ongoing commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion please visit: palatinelibrary.org/statement-equity-diversity-and-inclusion.