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Culture
American Library Association urges librarians to ‘report’ individuals and groups challenging inappropriate material for children

Libraries receiving complaints about inappropriate books are being pushed by the American Library Association (ALA) to “report” the book challengers. “Report Censorship: Defend the Public’s Freedoms,”… Read More

February 15, 2024
Public Education
Proposal wants Michigan school librarians to ‘advance racial and social justice’

(The Center Square) – The Michigan Department of Education requests public comment on draft revisions to the state’s school librarian standards, expanding what future librarians would learn to include some… Read More

February 2, 2024
Public Education
Oklahoma Schools superintendent appoints ‘Libs of TikTok’ creator to media committee

(The Center Square) – Oklahoma Superintendent Ryan Walters announced Tuesday that he had appointed the creator of a social media account known for its outspoken criticism of sexualized materials in school… Read More

January 24, 2024
Culture
Idaho library director stands by decision to keep objectionable books on shelf

The director of a library in Idaho is standing by her decision to keep “sexually explicit” books on the shelves, according to a report. Details of Garden Valley District Library… Read More

September 21, 2023
Culture
Kansas City librarian derides parents as ‘people who can’t let other people have opinions’ in front of audience of high school students

As Senior Teen Librarian at the Plaza Branch of the Kansas City Public Library,  Kelsey Bates says she gets to “live my dream of creating a warm and welcoming space… Read More

September 20, 2023
Culture
California library silences speaker for saying men shouldn’t be allowed in women’s sports

(The Daily Signal) – A California librarian kicked out female rights advocate Sophia Lorey for “misgendering” biological men who identify as transgender during a speech Sunday, according to… Read More

August 22, 2023
Culture
Voters may shut down public library in Washington state over its refusal to remove controversial books at residents’ request

Voters in a rural county in Washington state will decide in November whether to shutter a public library after staff refused to remove LGBT books to which the public objected. Read More

August 18, 2023
Legislation
National library organization works to kill anti-porn legislation

(Daily Caller News Foundation) – The American Library Association (ALA), the nation’s largest library organization, is encouraging grassroots members to kill legislation that would prohibit librarians from distributing sexually explicit… Read More

August 3, 2023
Culture
New national association launched to compete with American Library Association

(Daily Caller News Foundation) – A new national organization that seeks to serve as an alternative to the American Library Association (ALA) launched Monday, according to a press release obtained… Read More

July 25, 2023
Culture
Texas county votes to restrict sexually explicit content for children within local libraries

(Daily Caller News Foundation) – Commissioners of a Texas county voted Tuesday to restrict children’s access to sexually explicit content within several local libraries after community pushback, according to the… Read More

July 13, 2023
Public Education
State group leaves library association over ‘Marxist lesbian’ president

(Daily Caller News Foundation) – The Montana State Library (MSL) Commission voted Tuesday to leave the largest national library association in the country over concerns about its “Marxist lesbian” president. Read More

July 12, 2023
Culture
Children’s talking picture book at suburban Kansas City public library teaches the ABCs to kids using gay and sexual terms

A children’s talking book offered at a suburban Kansas City public library seeks to teach the ABCs using words such as trans, intersex, bi(sexual), pan(sexual) and non-binary. Some examples from… Read More

June 16, 2023
Culture
Town board partially freezes public library funding amid parent protests over sexually explicit books for kids

(Daily Caller News Foundation) – A Virginia town board voted to freeze some funding to a public library while parents protest the presence of sexually explicit content in the kid’s… Read More

June 16, 2023
Courts, Public Education
School librarian sues 2 New Jersey moms who criticized inappropriate books

Two New Jersey moms are being sued by a high school librarian after the parents complained about a book with what they say contains age-inappropriate material. Kristen Cobo… Read More

April 28, 2023
Culture, Public Education
Ohio school district bought controversial gender books for its libraries

(The Center Square) – The Columbus Public School District purchased many controversial books on gender in 2022, including “Gender Queer,” a novel at the center of a national debate on… Read More

April 3, 2023
Culture
Missouri House adds diversity rule, cuts state funds for libraries in budget sent to Senate

(The Center Square) – A day of vigorous debates in the Missouri House of Representatives ended at 10:56 p.m. on Wednesday as the state’s budget bills were approved and sent… Read More

March 30, 2023
Public Education
After challenge, Virginia school district to remove 14 sexually explicit books from libraries to comply with state law

Fourteen books will be removed this week from libraries in Spotsylvania County Public Schools following a formal challenge process initiated by a parent. In a district memorandum… Read More

March 29, 2023
Culture
Illinois House passes bill to penalize libraries that restrict inappropriate children’s books

(The Center Square) – Libraries in Illinois, including at K-12 schools, could see their funding cut if there are efforts to restrict books under a bill that passed… Read More

March 23, 2023
Culture, Public Education
Wisconsin school district hangs pride, trans flags for ‘Day of Silence’ activity

(Daily Caller) – A Wisconsin school district hung numerous transgender, sexual orientation and gender identity flags to support students and faculty in the LGBTQ community, according to documents obtained by… Read More

March 15, 2023
Courts
Librarians, ACLU sue to keep ‘sexually explicit’ books in Missouri schools

(Daily Caller) – Missouri librarians are challenging a state law which bars sexually explicit books from being in the classroom, according to a lawsuit. Under Missouri law,… Read More

February 27, 2023