On June 3, 2020, the Michigan Library Association issued a statement, which reads in part:
Let it be known that Michigan Library Association (MLA) stands in solidarity with the American Library Association (ALA), the Black Caucus of the American Library Association (BCALA), our library workers, our library patrons, our community leaders, and our community members, in condemning violence and racism towards Black Americans and People of Color. We hear and support everyone in our communities who have experienced feeling threatened, marginalized, and discriminated against because of their race or ethnicity.
Van Buren District Library endorses this statement of the Michigan Library Association, and stands with those who oppose bigotry, violence, marginalization, and unequal treatment of Black Americans and People of Color in our society.
The lives of Black Americans and People of Color matter.