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Librarians Help Teen-Agers With ‘Exploring Their Gender Identity Through Literature,’ Head of Worcester Library Says

February 19, 2024

The “dynamic nature” of the “journey of librarianship” includes “providing support to a teenager exploring their gender identity through literature,” the head of Worcester’s public library said.

Jason Horn, 37, was initially interested in teaching, but later decided working for a public library was his “true calling” and where he “could address diverse and urgent needs within the community,” Horn told MassLive.

MassLive is profiling “leaders from the LGBTQ+ community throughout the state, working to make a difference in their own area of interest, be it politics, education, business, or the arts,” according to an editor’s note.

Horn, executive director of Worcester Public Library, is the subject of a profile published Monday, February 19.

Worcester, a city of about 205,000 people in central Massachusetts, is the second largest city in New England.


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