Thomaston Public Library is thrilled to announce that we have received a collection development grant from Diverse BookFinder, in partnership with Bates College, the Brooks Foundation and the Maine Humanities Council, to expand and diversify our children’s picture book collection! Diverse BookFinder offers a Collection Analysis Tool that allowed us to identify which racial and cultural groups were underrepresented in our collection, which the grant allows us to begin to rectify. We are delighted to be adding wonderful and beautiful picture books by and about Black, Latinx, Indigenous, Middle Eastern, and Asian people to our collection for Thomaston’s families.

Browse the new titles below, and click on the cover image of any book to request it through our online catalog!