Williamsport, Pa. – Lycoming County has probably never had a “Pride Month” as active as it was in June.
The LGBTQ + community mobilized en masse to support the James V. Brown Library effort to morally support the local LGBTQ + community by displaying LGBTQ-friendly books.
But just because Pride Month is over, the community pride will continue this Sunday at the Pajama Factory, 1307 Park Ave., Williamsport.
The event starts at 1 p.m. and the end time is subjective.
According to event organizers, the community day celebrations will kick off a book fair to collect LGBTQ-related books for children and young adults, which is intended to benefit the system. Lycoming County Library.
During the stormy meeting of the Lycoming County Commissioner over the last few months, some mentioned that growing up, books of this nature did not exist in our local libraries, but would have been useful during their respective lifetimes.
The event, hosted by local residents Crystal Raines and Beau Schemery, will include a book signing with Schemery, who is the author of a book for LGBTQ youth.
The event will also include a raffle with items from local artists and businesses to benefit the Project Trevor.
To make things more interesting, a drag show, titled “Math is a Drag,” will feature artist Carrie The One.
Face painting and activities for children will also be available.
Event organizers will be collecting books throughout July. Organizers are calling for the books to be LGBTQ-related, which will be donated to local libraries.
Books can be dropped off at the Pajama Factory, or AIDS Resource, 500 W. Third St., Williamsport.