I am inspired by both Peyton and Khawla stories. I'm not sure what to do with the inspiration - create a program or set up a book display. But their stories remind me that a welcoming face and space is key. At my public library, we are striving to be that place in our community.
But, books are our business. They can open minds and build bridges. Here is inspiration for displays from School Library Journal featuring books that "inspire a just, inclusive society". Also, kindness suggestion bulletin boards are a simple way to get out a positive message.
Please add more suggestions or what you've done from small to large in the comments!