Upcoming D.E.I. Initiatives

  • The GCLS must continue to identify community needs, set goals that align with our values and develop a plan.
  • We will increase diversity awareness and sensitivities by conducting diversity audits to examine who is represented in our library collection.
  • We should introduce programs that may be lacking or limited by other county entities.
    • Provide variety programming that will appeal to all groups; homeschoolers, boys & girls clubs, minorities, seniors; etc.
  • Explore additional language needs of the community. (Multilingual services)
    • Advertise programs in Spanish language.
  • Introduce a sensory cart which can be used by anyone to relax, reduce anxiety, calm, de-escalate and improve focus. Just roll, park, and plug in to create a spectacular sensory experience.  
  • Increase Historical References and outreach efforts for African American and other minority groups within our service area.
    • Locate history of Mexican immigrants into Granville County.
      • Migration to Granville County began in 1982.
    • OUTREACH
      • Granville Correctional Institution – donating books & magazines to inmates of the facility.
      • HubZone Technology Initiative, Inc. – serve as a donation center site for their laptop drive. (South Branch)
      • Books For Africa.org – donating books to help ease the book famine in Africa.
      • Provide pop-up library for the Latin community through Saint Cyprian Church and other community groups.
      • Introduce a general Adult Book Club @ Thornton
      • Provide a book mobile, pop up or compatible service to the Creedmoor Senior Center.
      • Deliver presentation to the Senior Centers about library services; lead a needs assessment and Q & A. (TBD)
    • SPECIAL PROGRAMS
      • The African American Dance Ensemble to deliver an oral presentation or dance recital. TBD.