Richland Library to Begin Let’s Talk Race Community Initiative

Embark on a journey to end systemic racism during this time of unrest in our country and join Richland Library as we introduce the Let's Talk Race community initiative.

Over the next year, we plan to host virtual author events, book groups and discussions that encourage honest dialogue on injustices, anti-racism and diversity. Please visit and click on the "Events" tab for more details.

In addition, the library intends to bolster its collection, assemble book club sets and distribute titles purposely throughout the community that promote race, equity, and inclusion.

The goal is to keep local residents talking, listening and learning more about themselves and others. They can also share their experiences on the library's new Padlet:

Leading the community initiative is the library's Let's Talk Race team, which has received national recognition for its efforts to create civic engagement, build community connections and engage in courageous conversations. Established in 2016, the team consists of diverse staff members who have received training to lead discussions on race, bias, inclusivity and equality.

The community initiative is also made possible, thanks to funding from SC Humanities and the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation.

For questions, please contact Emily Stoll at 803-587-3637 or email

About Richland Library
Awarded the National Medal in 2017 by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, Richland Library is a vibrant, contemporary organization that provides resources and information that advance the Midlands. Offering state-of-the-art technology, a variety of literary and cultural programs and 13 bustling facilities located throughout the county, Richland Library provides a truly customizable, modern library experience for residents and visitors alike.

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