The Seattle Public Library is celebrating Pride 2021 by featuring selected works of adult fiction, poetry and graphic novels by LGBTQ authors and artists; recently published LGBTQ books for kids; and virtual programming for adults and children highlighting LGBTQ themes.

Pride 2021 Staff Picks

Need a suggestion for the QTBIPOC (Queer, Trans, Black, Indigenous, or person of color) category in Book Bingo NW this summer? We can help! Check out the complete list of Pride 2021 Staff Picks online:

  • Book Bingo 2021, selected works of recently published adult nonfiction by QTBIPOC authors;
  • Pride 2021 Poetry, selected recent collections of poetry by LGBTQ authors;
  • Pride 2021 Comics, selected recent comics and graphic novels by LGBTQ comics creators; and
  • Pride 2021 Books for Kids, selected picture books, chapter books, and graphic novels exploring the experiences of LGBTQ children and families.


Pride 2021 Virtual Civic Coffee Hour

Please join us on June 17, from 10:30 a.m to 12 p.m. for a special Pride episode of Virtual Civic Coffee Hour featuring Dominique Stephens from Mayor’s Office, Kristen Ramirez from the Office of Arts and Culture, and Cheryl Brown from Seattle Parks and Recreation.

The panelists will discuss the history of their work and advocacy with the City of Seattle on LGBTQ programs and issues. For more information, including how to attend Virtual Civic Coffee Hour online, please visit our Event Calendar.

Rainbow Virtual Story Time

For Pride 2021, the Library featuring special Rainbow editions of its popular Virtual Story Time programming. You can watch the most recent episodes of Rainbow Virtual Story Time on The Seattle Public Library Kids YouTube channel. For a full list of upcoming Virtual Story Times, please visit our Event Calendar


The Library brings people, information and ideas together to enrich lives and build community. We support universal access to information and ideas, and form strong partnerships with local organizations to offer services that are accessible to all.

The Seattle Public Library also has many free online services, resources and programs available while its physical buildings remain closed. Contact the Library’s Ask Us service by phone at 206-386-4636 or by email or chat at Staff are ready to answer questions and direct you to helpful resources and information during this challenging time.