Pride at SPL 2023

Celebrate Pride at the Scarsdale Public Library!

History of Pride Month


Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) Pride Month is currently celebrated each year in the month of June to honor the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in Manhattan. The Stonewall Uprising was a tipping point for the Gay Liberation Movement in the United States. In the United States the last Sunday in June was initially celebrated as "Gay Pride Day," but the actual day was flexible. In major cities across the nation the "day" soon grew to encompass a month-long series of events. Today, celebrations include pride parades, picnics, parties, workshops, symposia and concerts, and LGBTQ Pride Month events attract millions of participants around the world. Memorials are held during this month for those members of the community who have been lost to hate crimes or HIV/AIDS. The purpose of the commemorative month is to recognize the impact that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals have had on history locally, nationally, and internationally.

-From Library of Congress (




Local History Exhibit



This June, visit the Quiet Reading and Local History Room to view our most recent exhibit: Pride Comes to Scarsdale. 


To view the exhibit slides: Pride Exhibit 2023

You can access the full articles here: Pride Comes to Scarsdale


Reading Recommendations


Digital Books, Movies, Music and more!




Access these suggested books and films for free with your library card!