This SC District Removed 17 Books on Race and Gender Topics From Library Shelves
The Lexington 2 school district in the Cayce-West Columbia district removed 17 books from library shelves due to a plethora of complaints from parents, according to an article published by The State.
No cost admission to Pikes Peak region attractions with a library pass
(Colorado Springs, CO) The Pikes Peak region is a beautiful area with historic, cultural, and natural wonders. There are fantastic museums and attractions for all ages and interests, and with a library card, you can visit many of them at no cost.
'Empty shelves with absolutely no books': Students, parents question school board's library weeding
А cоntrоvеrѕy hаѕ аriѕеn in Miѕѕiѕѕаugа, Оntаriо, rеgаrding thе rеmоvаl оf bооkѕ publiѕhеd in 2008 оr еаrliеr frоm а public high ѕchооl librаry аѕ pаrt оf а nеw еquity-bаѕеd bооk wееding prоcеѕѕ implеmеntеd by thе Pееl Diѕtrict Ѕchооl Bоаrd (PDЅB). Thе prоcеѕѕ, intеndеd tо еnѕurе librаry bооkѕ аrе incluѕivе, hаѕ lеd ѕоmе ѕchооlѕ tо rеmоvе thоuѕаndѕ оf bооkѕ ѕоlеly bеcаuѕе оf thеir publicаtiоn dаtе, cаuѕing cоncеrnѕ аmоng ѕtudеntѕ, pаrеntѕ, аnd cоmmunity mеmbеrѕ.
Empowering Enterprise Document Workflows with Golang PDF Library
In today's technologically driven landscape, navigating the realm of digital documents has become an intricate dance. From conceptualization to final archival, document management stands at the epicenter of enterprise success. Here, we'll embark on a journey to understand how the Golang PDF Library propels this process forward, ensuring efficiency and accuracy.
"Bomb Threats Target Chicago-Area Public Libraries: A Closer Look"
In recent news, a series of bomb threats has sent shockwaves through the Chicago area, targeting several public libraries and causing disruptions and fear among the community. In this blog post, we will take a closer look at the reported incidents, their impact, and the response from law enforcement.
Virginia Library Faces Closure Amid Contentious Dispute Over Children's Books
Front Royal, Virginia - The Samuels Public Library, a historic institution in Warren County, Virginia, is facing the possibility of closure due to a contentious dispute over children's books featuring LGBTQ+ characters. This dispute has put the library at the center of a national debate on book censorship and LGBTQ+ representation in public libraries.
Prof. Booker: Homeless to Legend
Professor Booker- Once Homeless, Now Hometown Legend!. In a heartwarming tale of compassion and community, meet Professor Booker, the feline hero of the Antlers Public Library. His remarkable transformation, from a homeless kitten rescued from Walmart to the beloved library mascot, is a testament to the power of kindness and the close-knit spirit of the library staff and community.
Crowds Rally in Support of Prattville Library Amidst Conflict
This story was originally reported by Alabama ReflectorThe story wasAlabama Reflector. On Tuesday, September 5, 2023, individuals in support of the Autauga-Prattville Library marched to the Autauga County Commission building to show their backing for the library to remain independent from the elected officials.
Vermont Library Divides US & Canada
In the town of Derby Line, Vermont you can walk across the room and change countries. The Haskell Library and Opera House, a stately victorian structure, was opened in 1905. A line of black tape on the floor shows where the Canada-U.S. Border bisects the building.
Possible Book Ban in Ozark, AL Library
Article originally reported by The Alabama Reflector:. On Wednesday, a gathering was held in response to a call for the Ozark-Dale County public library to take out books that featured LGBTQ characters and topics. Over 100 people attended, and the discussion was filled with debates concerning parental rights and censorship. Although Dale County Commissioner Adam Enfinger did not speak out in the meeting, Ozark Mayor Mark Blankenship asserted that he had asked for the books to be withdrawn months prior and didn't think he had to do anything more. He commented, "I'm telling you, it is terrible when you read this stuff, and we do not need it in this library." The purpose of the assembly was to review the library's process for assessing books, as two complaints were made by Enfinger. Furthermore, public posts posted by the mayor on social media highlighting LGBTQ+ books in the young adult section were also discussed. The Alabama Reflector did not go through the books listed by Enfinger, which included The Mirror Season by Anna Marie-McLemore and Only Mostly Devastated by Sophie Gonzalez, both of which are published by MacMillan and suitable for ages 13–18. The effort to take out the books was met with intense opposition from other attendees. Alden Rocha, a conservative Christian adult library volunteer, said, "This government must represent all of the people of Ozark, not just the majority. People in the LGBTQ community are taxpayers too, and they should have access to the books that they and their kids request."
California library shut down by threats for third time following canceled transgender athlete forum
The Yolo County Mary L. Stephens Davis Branch Library has become the target of a disturbing series of bomb threats, causing concern and disruption within the community, the Yolo County Sheriff's Office stated.
Botetourt County Library continues to require children 13 and under to be accompanied by an adult
The Botetourt County Library has long been considered one of the most conservative in the state and will continue to be for a while. The Fincastle Herald is reporting that the Botetourt County Board of Supervisors held a public meeting on July 31 when they unanimously "adopted a resolution in support of protecting citizens’ First Amendment and parental rights in Botetourt County libraries".
DC Officer Sentenced in Fatal Library Shooting
In a recent development, a retired D.C. lieutenant, Jesse Porter, has been sentenced to three years in prison for a tragic incident that occurred during an instructional exercise for library police officers. The incident, which took place in August 2022 at the Anacostia library, resulted in the death of 25-year-old Maurica Manyan. The case has raised significant concerns and stirred emotions within the community.
New $22 million Castle Rock library celebrated while naming issue surfaces
By Mike McKibbin / NewsBreak Denver / Aug. 24, 2023. [CASTLE ROCK, COLO.] — A new two-story, 42,000-square-foot library will be celebrated in Castle Rock on Saturday as the town council protests a possible name change for the new building.
Have a Cary library card? Enjoy free access to thousands of eBooks
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Boyceville Public Library says goodbye to long-time librarian
After working at the Boyceville Public Library for nine years, Laurie Wheeldon is moving on. Her last day was Monday, August 14th. Patrons honored her years of service by stopping in to visit, share memories, and enjoy cupcakes.
The Coos Bay Public Library is a great place to hunt for jobs and to attend events
There are a lot of benefits that come from having a public library system in Coos Bay and in surrounding areas. One way the Coos Bay Public Library can benefit residents is that it can provide them everything they need to find jobs.
“Arthur’s Birthday” a Popular Children’s Book May be Banned from Florida Libraries.
A book from the popular Arthur children's book series, authored by Marc Brown, is at risk of being banned following claims by a conservative individual that it has the potential to "damage souls”.