Diverse Books Teach Tolerance

Zane Kohn & Asher Kohn

Zane Kohn & Asher Kohn  Showing Book Selections


We are proud to collaborate with Local teens Asher and Zane Kohn to launch Diverse Books Teach Tolerance, a community service project to promote tolerance by highlighting books written by or about people from diverse backgrounds. 

"We hope that by bringing diverse books to Scarsdale through the library kiosks, we will encourage people to read these books, start conversations, and bring about positive changes" - Zane Kohn


Funded by a $1000 Stevens Initiative grant, books will be purchased and stocked in the SPL’s Free Library kiosks, and be identifiable by their specialty stickers and bookmarks.  Selections will highlight a different theme each month. 

“I wanted to apply for the grant because we believe this project can really benefit our community.  With everything that happened in our country over the last year, we learned that it is important to understand people who are different from ourselves.” - Asher Kohn


To learn more about the initiative, please visit: https://diversebookstt.com/



April Celebrates National Poetry Month

Launched by the American Academy of Poets in 1996, April has become the largest literary celebration of poetry in the world.  Please see below the selections for a wide range of reading levels.  These books will be available in our free library Kiosks and marked with special stickers! 

Highlighted Books

  • Imagine by Juan Felipe Jerrera

  • Visiting Langton by Willie Perdomo

  • One Leaf Rides the Wind by Celeste Mannis

  • The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo

  • Swing by Kwame Alexander

  • Solo by Kwame Alexander

  • Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai

  • Booked by Kwame Alexander

  • Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur

  • Night Sky with Exit Wounds by Ocean Vuong

  • Don't Call Us Dead: Poems by Danez Smith

  • An American Sunrise: Poems by Joy Harjo

  • Unaccompanied by Javier Zamora

  • yesterday i was the moon by Noor Unnahar

  • 19 Varieties of Gazelles by Naomi Shihab Nye

  • Life on Mars by Tracy K. Smith