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Branch Information

Anastasia Island Branch
124 Sea Grove Main St.
St. Augustine Beach, FL 32080
Phone: (904)209-3730

Bartram Trail Branch
60 Davis Pond Blvd.
Fruit Cove, FL 32259
Phone: (904)827-6960

Hastings Branch
6195 S. Main St.
Hastings, FL 32145
Phone: (904)827-6970

Main Branch
1960 N. Ponce de Leon Blvd.
St. Augustine, FL 32084
Phone: (904)827-6940

Ponte Vedra Beach Branch
101 Library Blvd.
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082
Phone: (904)827-6950

Southeast Branch
6670 US 1 South
St. Augustine, FL 32086
Phone: (904)827-6900

Phone: (904) 827-6944

Timely Topics

Resource Selections from our Librarians

Reading and Talking About Race, Summer 2020

Book Lists

Free Resources: General

#BlackLivesMatter Library Resource List
A live Google Doc originally started in 2016 that updates every 5 minutes. You can find a variety of resources listed here from teaching resources, podcasts, and others.

Angela Davis Readings
A Twitter thread with links to recommended Angela Davis readings.

Anti-racism Resources
A Google Doc that contains many resources on anti-racism compiled in May 2020.

Anti-Racism Resources for All Ages
A collection of online anti-racism resources compiled by Dr. Nicole A. Cooke of the University of South Carolina.

BCALA and the ALA Graphic Novels and Comics Round Table: Black Lives Matter Reading List
The GNCRT and BCALA collaborated on this reading list that draws attention to the Black experiences of the past and present to demand a new future.

Black Lives Matter- Free Library of Philadelphia
A compiled list of books, websites, blog posts, images, etc. that support the Black Lives Matter movement.

Black Lives Matter Reading List
A reading list complied by Washington State University Vancouver with a focus on African-American history and contemporary civil rights issues.

Critical Race Theory
A Google Drive link with educational reading and resources on critical race theory.

Human Rights Campaign: Being African American & LGBTQ
A short introduction to being African American and part of the LGBTQ+ community. Relevant resources are linked.

National Education Association BLM Resources
The National Education Association has compiled a Black Lives Matter list of resources.

Resources for Race, Equity, Anti-Racism, and Inclusion
A list of resources put together by the “We Need Diverse Books” non-profit organization that advocates for changes in the publishing industry.

Reading Recommendations From Black Cultural Figures

Janet Mock, Trevor Noah and others featured in T share their favorite books

Further Reading, From The Booklist Reader

31 Children’s Books to Support Conversations on Race, Racism and Resistance, compiled by EmbraceRace

ALA Press Release

An Antiracist Reading List, by Ibram X. Kendi

Books to Read about Antiracism
, by Suyin Haynes

Do the Work: An Anti-racist Reading List
, by Layla F. Saad

Elizabeth’s Bookshop + Writing Centre
, founded by
Rachel Elizabeth Cargle

Looking for Books about Racism? Experts Suggest These Must-read Titles for Adults and Kids
, by Anika Reed and Hannah Yasharoff

Your Kids Aren’t Too Young to Talk About Race: Resource Roundup
, by Katrina Michie