Little library focused on diversity, inclusion

The Little Free Library started by the Bay Village Anti-Racism Network offers books on diversity, equity and inclusion.

I moved to Bay a little over a year ago from my hometown of San Diego. I have family in Bay, and over the years loved visiting so when the opportunity arose, I decided to move here.

I was pleasantly surprised when I came upon a group in Bay called the Bay Village Anti-Racism Network or BVAN. I learned BVAN was formed by Bay Village residents in response to the brutal murder of George Floyd. The abuse of power and tragic loss of life demanded a response, so the group organized a large demonstration against racism right here in Bay. Then, they persuaded the City Council to pass a resolution condemning racism.

Today, I am a member and we continue to work for an open, inclusive, diverse and equitable Bay Village. Our mission is to educate and empower ourselves and to educate, identify and eliminate racial biases, prejudice, xenophobia and other forms of discrimination that may exist among Bay Village citizens, businesses and government systems.

One of the initiatives we started with was building a little library for our neighborhood children. Our library is focused on books that focus on our mission. We feel it's important to start young.

Currently it's at my home. We rotate among our members. I live on 26733 Midland Road, a block away from Normandy Elementary.

To become an active member of BVAN and to receive updates on our activities, please email

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Volume 14, Issue 19, Posted 11:26 AM, 10.04.2022