2022 Rainbow Library Request: Select States
Greetings! School staff in AL, AR, AZ, CT, DE, FL, IN, KS, KY, MA, MD, MI, MO, NH, NJ, NM, OH, OK, OR, PA, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, and WI: Complete the below form to request a Rainbow Library text set.

If the Rainbow Library is not available in your state just yet, we encourage you to check the Rainbow Library website (www.rainbowlibrary.org) later on to see if we'll be expanding to your location. Also, we urge you to sign up for GLSEN's Educator Network (www.glsen.org/educators) and join our Educators Facebook group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/140121176030511) to access LGBTQ+ affirming resources for your students.

If you have already applied for a Rainbow Library, or if you have received one in a previous year, please do not complete this form.

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What is the Rainbow Library?
The Rainbow Library is an initiative that provides LGBTQ+ affirming text sets to schools free of charge. We have already sent Rainbow Library sets to 1,800 schools and libraries across 19 states. Two-thirds of our books center the voices of queer authors of color and 40% of our books center the voices of trans and nonbinary authors. Each set contains ten books aligned to one of four grade ranges: K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12. Every set contains one book that is either bilingual or entirely in Spanish.

Who runs the Rainbow Library?
The Rainbow Library is an initiative run by GLSEN, in partnership with GLSEN chapters across the country. Founded in 1990, GLSEN is the leading national organization that advocates for LGBTQ+ inclusion in K-12 education. GLSEN supports schools with professional development, curricular resources, opportunities for student leadership, and best policy practices.

Who is eligible to apply?
Any full-time staff member at a K-12 school in a participating state is welcome to request a Rainbow Library.* All types of K-12 schools are eligible: district, magnet, charter, or independent. Funds are limited, so applicants will be prioritized according to date requested, geographical distribution, and financial need. Each school that applies will be eligible for one Rainbow Library text set. Sets are not limited by school district, so multiple schools in the same district are encouraged to apply for their own sets. We strongly discourage splitting up Rainbow Library sets across schools. *In Arizona, staff at public libraries are also eligible to apply.

How are recipients selected?
Resources are limited, and will be prioritized according to: date requested, geographical distribution, and financial need. If approved, you will receive an email approximately 1 month before the shipment date. In some states, we have focus counties that we also prioritize.

How do I apply for my classroom or library?
Fill out this application today!

When will the Rainbow Library arrive at my school/library?
Our current sendoff timeline depends on book availability and fundraising. We are planning a large sendoff for fall 2022.

If you have questions about the Rainbow Library, or are interested in getting more involved in the initiative, please see our FAQ page at https://www.rainbowlibrary.org/faq. If you don't see an answer there, you can email us at info@rainbowlibrary.org, but please be patient with our response.
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Are you a full-time staff member at a K-12 school in one of the following states? AL, AR, AZ*, CT, DE, FL, IN, KS, KY, MA, MD, MI, MN, MO, NC, NH, NJ, NM, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, or WI (*NOTE: Arizona public library staff are also eligible to apply) *
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