Wednesday, April 29, 2009

The Library Peace Collection

The materials for this collection were selected from a bibliography that was developed by Citizen for Peace members. Its purpose is to inform, educate, and inspire efforts to promote a culture of peace.

This bibliography lists over 500 titles for adults, teens, and children which contain information on peace movements, both historical and current, leaders of nonviolence, and Nobel Peace Prize winners. Also included is information on inspirational leaders dedicated to improving the lives of people through economic and social change. In addition, there are materials on nonviolent solutions to conflict, such as Restorative Practices. This is a method of discipline resulting in building a sense of community and reducing conflict and violence in schools.

Many of these materials are available through your local public library. Most libraries in southeastern Michigan offer interlibrary loan and have reciprocal borrowing. Citizens for Peace works with the Livonia Public Library, Civic Center Branch for the ongoing development of this Peace Collection.

We hope you will enjoy helping us with this project. The Peace Collection is supported by individual contributions. If you would like to make a donation, please contact Colleen Mills at