Libraries Respond: Drag Queen Story Hour


Many libraries across the country have been hosting or participating in Drag Queen Story Hours. A few have experienced pushback from some members of their community. To support libraries facing challenges we have established this collection of resources. We will continue to add to it and welcome your contributions. ALA, through its actions and those of its members, is instrumental in creating a more equitable, diverse, and inclusive society. This includes a commitment to combating marginalization and underrepresentation within the communities served by libraries through increased understanding of the effects of historical exclusion.

Note: Decisions about programming are made at the local level and are based on individual library policy.

What is Drag Queen Story Hour?

Drag Queen Story Hour is a program or event featuring drag queens reading stories to children in libraries, schools, or bookstores. It was created by Michelle Tea and RADAR Productions in San Francisco, California. The official Drag Queen Story Hour website is

Share Your Story

We want to hear your stories about Drag Queen Story Hour. Share your successes and your challenges using the hashtags:

#LibrariesRespond #DragQueenStoryHour

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