An online petition has been gaining signatures daily in the ongoing battle of Autauga County residents addressing LGBTQ+ books in the children's section of the Autauga-Prattville Public Library.
For over a month, more people have gotten involved in the fight to remove from the library certain LGBTQ+ books deemed inappropriate for children.
Last month, 1819 News reported on several mothers expressing concern with LGBTQ+ children's books in the library, available for any child to grab at will.
The mothers took five initial books to the library board, but the board delivered minute changes in classification to three of the books, a decision that was less-than satiating for those that opposed the books.
What began as a small group of local mothers expressing concern over the inclusion of dozens of LGBTQ+ books in the children's section has found growing support from the community.
Last week, a large number of people spoke at the Prattville City Council meeting, most of whom were in support of removing the books.
In the aftermath of the city council meeting, an online petition was started to bring to the city council, county commission and the library board of trustees.
In less than a week, the petition garnered over 350 signatures, a number that grows daily.
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