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Jennifer Oliver O’Connell: Good riddance to bad rubbish

After much pressure from the community and state lawmakers, The Alabama Public Library Service (APLS) Board did the wise thing last Tuesday, unanimously voting to withdraw its membership in the American Library Association (ALA).

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State library director Nancy Pack concedes to Ivey, dissolves state board membership with American Library Association

A recent letter from Alabama Public Library Service director Nancy Pack announced that the APLS would discontinue its membership with the American Library Association and offered guidelines for libraries to address sexually explicit children's books.

Governor Kay Ivey visited J.F. Shields High School and spoke to students during an assembly Monday September 11, 2023 in Beatrice, Ala. Alabama News
Ivey responds to state library director, calls for policy changes: 'I still lack confidence that our libraries are most effectively fulfilling their mission'

Gov. Kay Ivey recently responded to Alabama Public Library Service director Nancy Pack’s defense of the state’s partnership with the American Library Association, expressing no abatement to her concerns and suggesting policy changes.

'Really disgusting and sick stuff': Baldwin County residents concerned about books offered for children in public libraries

Williams and others checked out several LGBTQ books from the children’s and young adult section Thursday. They say they plan to look through them to get a better understanding of what children in Foley are being exposed to.