Local Public Libraries Celebrate Black History Month


Scripps Ranch H.S. student Sahithi Lingampalli holds her Black History Month Library card design. Photo: SDPL

Special Edition Black History Month Library Card issued, virtual programs, storytimes and more.

Voice & Viewpoint Newswire

The City of San Diego Public Library has a full schedule of events this February to celebrate Black History Month including storytimes for children, book discussions, author talks and take-home craft kits. As part of the celebration, the San Diego Public Library will release a Black History Month library card designed by 15-year-old Scripps Ranch High School student Sahithi Lingampalli. The design was chosen from dozens sent in by local students. It features the likenesses of congressman and civil rights icon John Lewis, basketball legend Kobe Bryant, Vice President Kamala Harris and tennis great Serena Williams.

Patrons are able to pick up the Black History Month library card now at the 25 San Diego Public Library locations, including the Logan Heights and Valencia Park/Malcolm X locations. Each site is offering limited in-person or contactless pickup services.

For more information visit the Library’s Black History Month web page at www.sandiego.gov/blackhistorymonth and their Facebook San Diego Central Library
Virtual Hub. The SDPL online catalog is available at www.sandiegolibrary.org.

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