The Library is open for limited services. Online resources, including downloadable books & movies, are available 24/7.
Contact the library through our chat service. You can also email us at rdesk@mhl.org or send a text to 978-315-6123.

Memorial Hall Library

Anti-racism & Social Justice Sources

Libraries Working Towards Social Justice

Libraries Working Towards Social Justice formed in 2020 to expand our programming efforts beyond our individual communities to achieve a more equitable, diverse and inclusive society. The libraries include Andover, Burlington, Chelmsford, Groton, Haverhill, Lawrence, Lowell, Methuen, Newton, North Andover, North Reading, Tewksbury, Westford and Wilmington. The Town of Andover has created a division, Andover DIVERSE, and has formed a Commission on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion to focus on advancing community-driven initiatives aimed at building a more diverse and inclusive Andover. In addition to its partnership with Courageous Conversations, which began in 2017, the Library is collaborating with other public libraries in the Merrimack Valley and beyond to bring virtual social justice programming to a wider audience. Click here for a one page list of LWTSJ April 2021 programs. Upcoming events will be posted here.

Unless otherwise noted, these resources were not created by Memorial Hall Library staff nor are they hosted on MHL's website, but they are sources that we consider to be of good quality. This list is by no means exhaustive. We attempt to prioritize local resources as well as resources created by Black and brown voices. We invite you to join us on this journey and to send your book and resource recommendations to rdesk@mhl.org. We'll update these lists over time.

Memorial Hall Library staff members have formed an Inclusivity Committee. Read more about it here.

Book Lists Curated by MHL

Other Book Lists

Merrimack Valley Organizations & Initiatives

Watch Lists

Podcasts

Articles & Reports

Resource Guides

randomness