Rise to the Moment of Truth Friday, June 21, 2024


APLS Board meeting Alabama News
State Library Board to vote on Gov. Ivey's proposed rule changes related to sexually explicit children's books

The Alabama Public Library Service (APLS) board will vote Thursday to either advance or reject a series of administrative policies suggested by Gov. Kay Ivey addressing sexually explicit books.

Library Books Alabama News
'Politically motivated attack': American Library Association's state chapter decries Prattville library director firing

The Alabama Library Association (ALLA) has weighed in on the recent firing of Autauga-Prattville Public Library Director Andrew Foster, calling it a “travesty that should frighten every Alabama resident.”

APLS Board meeting Alabama News
State library system votes to withdraw from American Library Association

After months of calls from residents and lawmakers, the Alabama Public Library Service voted unanimously on Tuesday to withdraw its membership with the American Library Association.

girl in library Alabama News
Moms for Liberty Alabama seeks legislative action on sexually explicit books — 'Not the role of the librarian to provide children with books containing pornographic images'

The Alabama Chapter for Moms For Liberty (MFL) recently sent a letter to state legislators, asking them to intervene in the ongoing saga over sexually explicit books for minors.

Susan Dubose Alabama News
DuBose condemns American Library Association for pushing sexually explicit books on minors — 'Our Alabama Library Association is just as woke'

Local libraries are quickly becoming the latest battleground in today’s culture war, but State Rep. Susan Dubose (R-Hoover) is determined to keep them a safe place for children to study and learn without being exposed to sexually explicit materials.

Gay books Alabama News
Alabama Library Association pushes back against attempts to remove or relocate sexually explicit children's books

The Alabama Library Association (ALLA) recently out against statewide efforts to remove or relocate books for minors containing sexually explicit material or touching on LGBTQ+ issues.

'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.