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Tag: Alabama Public Library Service

Amy Minton APLS. Alabama News
Ivey appoints new library board appointees including local GOP secretary critical of sexually explicit children's books

Gov. Kay Ivey recently appointed Amy Minton, a long-time critic of sexually explicit and age-inappropriate children’s books, to the Alabama Public Library Service.

Marshall Alabama News
AG opinion: State library board cannot dictate policies, but could make funding conditional on those guidelines

Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall’s office said in a recently obtained opinion that the Alabama Public Library Service (APLS) may make funding contingent on specific policies but could not dictate protocols directly to libraries.

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.

Books Alabama News
State library board reverses position on keeping challenged book list private

The Alabama Public Library Service (APLS) has reportedly done an about-face on its previous position to keep the state list of challenged books private.

Elliott Alabama News
State Sen. Elliott files bill to allow local authorities to remove library board members at will

State Sen. Chris Elliott (R-Josephine) recently pre-filed a bill that clarifies the right of municipal and county authorities to appoint and dismiss local library board members at their discretion.

Virginia Doyle Alabama News
Ivey removes library board member Virginia Doyle after criticism of governor, legislature for threats to state funding

Governor Kay Ivey on Tuesday removed Alabama Public Library Service board member Virginia Doyle after Doyle questioned Ivey and lawmakers’ suggestions to cut library funding depending on APLS’s policy and procedures regarding sexually explicit library books.

Books Alabama News
State library board member condemns Ivey, lawmakers for 'threatening' funding over sexually explicit children's books

At the board meeting for the Alabama Public Library Service (APLS), board members criticized lawmakers and Gov. Kay Ivey for suggesting cutting funding to libraries that fail to adopt sensible policies regarding sexually explicit books made available to minors.

Library Board Alabama News
State library board delays vote to end membership with American Library Association

The Alabama Public Library Service recently voted to delay the anticipated vote to disassociate the agency from the American Library Association.

Wahl Alabama News
State library board member John Wahl plans to call vote on state disaffiliation from American Library Association

Alabama GOP chairman and Alabama Public Library Service Board member John Wahl announced on Wednesday his plans to motion for the board to officially disaffiliate from the American Library Association.

John Wahl Alabama News
ALGOP chair Wahl says adults must protect children from 'disturbing material' in libraries — 'Let's get one thing straight, we are not talking about banning anything'

The day after the Alabama Public Library Service voted on a measure concerning inappropriate books in children and teen sections of libraries, board member John Wahl spoke in Fairhope about what he heard.

APLS Alabama News
Alabama Public Library Service adds collation policy for possibly sexually explicit books

The Alabama Public Library Service (APLS) recently voted to enact a book collation policy as statewide voices grow in opposition to sexually explicit books for minors.

Nancy Pack Alabama News
APLS's Pack argues case for same-sex couples in library children's books, downplays role of American Library Association

During this week's broadcast of Alabama Public Television's "Capitol Journal," Alabama Public Library Service director Nancy Pack addressed some of the controversies confronting her organization and other libraries around Alabama.

John Wahl Alabama News
State library board member John Wahl to introduce motion addressing sexually explicit library books for minors

Alabama Public Library Service board member and Alabama GOP chair John Wahl intends to introduce a proposal to address statewide concern with sexually explicit library books for minors.

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Ivey seeks answers from state library director in continued battle over sexually explicit children’s books

Governor Kay Ivey is demanding answers from Alabama Public Library Service (APLS) director Nancy Pack, whose office has been placed at the center of the statewide debate surrounding sexually explicit library books for minors.

APLS Alabama News
State library system seeks Alabama AG opinion on regulating local libraries' inclusion of sexually explicit children's books

State lawmakers and advocates attended a board meeting for the Alabama Public Library Service on Thursday to address the statewide issue of sexually explicit children's books making their way into Alabama libraries.