African Resource Lending Library

Our resource lending library is an excellent collection of African centered text. The resources in this library reflect positive images and healthy messages about our history, heritage, and culture.

The Adult Section:

The adult section of our library is made up of books from some of our greatest authors and scholars. There are also visual and audio resources that highlight movements and contributions our people have made to this country and the world.

The Children’s Section:

The children’s section of our library has two important functions.

1) 95% of the books in this collection are African centered and are excellent for teaching our children cultural values and the greatness of our people. These books help instill a healthy sense of identity in our children and teach them about the contributions we have always made to the world.

2)  The books are organized by *Guided Reading Level’s (G.R.L.’s). Guided Reading is a reading leveling system used to measure the reading ability of children and track their progress.  Books are also leveled so that we know which books children can read on their own or with instruction.