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Multicultural Outreach & Accessibility

Multicultural Outreach & Accessibility resources, information, and connections for patrons, communities, and library staff.
Enjoy these inspirational, witty, thought- provoking, or down-right funny quotes about life.

​​​​​​He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life. ~ Muhammad Ali (boxer)

​​​​​​Juneteenth … gives us an occasion to reflect on the profound contributions of enslaved Black Americans to the cause of human freedom.  ~ Jamelle Bouie (writer)

​​​​​​​In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different. ~ Coco Chanel (fashion designer)

​​​​​​You as one individual can change millions of lives. Think big. Do not limit your vision and do not ever compromise your dreams or ideals. ~ Iris Chang (author)

​​​​​​To gain that which is worth having, it may be necessary to lose everything else. ~ Bernadette Devlin (civil rights leader)

​​​​​​If the left half of the brain controls the right half of the body, then only left-handed people are in the right mind. ~ W.C. Fields (comedian)

​​​​​​Poetry is a deal of joy and pain and wonder, with a dash of the dictionary. ~ Khalil Gibran (writer)

​​​​​​We don’t own the planet Earth, we belong to it. And we must share it with our wildlife. ~ Steve Irwin (wildlife expert)

You are reborn with the roses, in every spring. ~ Juan Ramón Jiménez (Nobel Prize poet)

​​​​​​There is much wisdom in listening as there is in speaking – and that goes for all relationships, not just romantic ones. ~ Daniel Dae Kim (author)

​​​​​​Bad libraries build collections, good libraries build services, great libraries build communities. ~ David Lankes (professor)

​​​​​​Hope will never be silent. ~ Harvey Milk (politician)

​​​​​​Our nation owes a debt to its fallen heroes that we can never fully repay. ~ President Barack Obama (44th president of the U.S.)

​​​​​Success is a collection of problems solved. ~ I. M. Pei (architect)

​​​​​​​You don’t have to become something that you aren’t to become better than you are.  ~ Sidney Poitier (actor)

​​​​​​Every organization should tolerate rebels who tell the emperor he has no cloths. ~ Gen. Colin Powell (former U.S. Secretary of State)

​​​​​​Learn from the mistakes of others. You can't live long enough to make them all yourself.  ~ Eleanor Roosevelt (former U.S. First Lady)

​​​​​​What good is an idea if it remains an idea? Try. Experiment. Iterate. Fail. Try again. Change the world.  ~ Simon Sinek (author)

​​​​​If you can’t change your fate, change your attitude.  ~ Amy Tan (writer)

​​​​​​My mother always used to say: The older you get, the better you get, unless you’re a banana.  ~ Betty White (actress)

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Welcome to the Multicultural Outreach & Accessibility Resource Guide

The guide is intended as a starting place for finding information about Multicultural Outreach & Accessibility within Pikes peak library District and our El paso county community.  Use the tabs on the left to locate frequently recommended resources.  Information Provided is for educational purposes only.  Any opinions expressed in the guide or resources do not necessarily represent those of the Pikes Peak Library District, its employees, or its patrons.



Mission: Cultivate spaces for belonging, personal growth, and strong communities.

Vision: Access to resources and opportunities leads to thriving people and connected communities.


  • Access: We ensure all people feel safe to connect with services, resources, and experiences.
  • Service: We remove barriers to provide access for all to pursue their interests, needs, and goals.
  • Freedom: We ensure the right of community members to interact with and experience library services as they choose.
  • Accountability: We responsibly steward resources with integrity and transparent practices.
  • Creativity: We foster imagination and resolve problems in new ways.
  • Community: We bring people together.