Hardy DIG (Diversity and Inclusion Group) 

Hardy DIG is a parent/caregiver-run volunteer group that celebrates diversity at Hardy and works to make our school a more welcoming and inclusive place for all families. 
Over the past several years, we've run the Hardy Caregiver English Language Learner Conversation Group, maintained the Little Diverse Library, in addition to other projects that celebrate diversity and promote inclusion.
Please contact Michiko Kurata with questions or to find out how you can get involved.



The Hardy DIG Little Free Library

Look for the Hardy DIG Little Free Library to the left of the main entrance at Hardy. Anyone may borrow from it. Please return each labeled DIG book when you are done so others may enjoy them. Thank you!

This library aims to provide the Hardy community (students, caregivers, and staff) with high-quality books representing the diversity of families in our community and the wider world. We focus on titles featuring underrepresented communities (considering race, class, ability, religion, family structure, culture, etc.) in order to:

  • Enable children and families to more easily see themselves reflected in quality literature.
  • Provide opportunities to learn (and celebrate!) the multitude of ways we are similar to, and different from, each other.
  • Inspire discussions about the communities and systems of which we are a part.


These books are sourced and collected by DIG members. We rely on book lists and recommendations curated by organizations including Books for LittlesWee the PeopleSocial Justice Books and The Conscious Kid.



Donate to the DIG Library - from the Book Rack or from Maxima!


We are grateful for the donation of books from our wish list at the Book Rack in Arlington Center. Here's how to donate from the Book Rack: 
  • Sign in to your Book Rack account, or create an account.
  • View the wish list.
  • Select items and choose "store pickup." (DIG Library coordinator Annie Clarke-Lauer will be notified and will pick up the order.)
  • Pay via PayPal or select "contact me for payment." (Choose the second option to use any book credit on your account.)


NEW - The DIG library also has a wishlist at Maxima in Arlington - click here!