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.
After a slew of recent resignations, the Autauga County Commission selected three replacement board members for the embattled Prattville-Autauga Library Board of Trustees.
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.
The Etowah County Republican Party recently joined the growing list of local Republican chapters passing resolutions condemning state libraries' inclusion of sexually explicit books in public libraries.
The Limestone County GOP recently proposed a resolution demanding reform in the Athens-Limestone Public Library board due to the board’s handling of sexually explicit children’s books.
Alabama State Department of Education (ALSDE) Superintendent Erick Mackey said at a Thursday meeting that he is encouraging school superintendents to adopt policies for challenging school library books.
Residents gathered on Wednesday to petition the Dothan Houston County Library Board for the removal of children’s books containing sexually explicit material.
The issue of sexually explicit books made available to minors in Alabama libraries has taken front and center in the state’s political landscape.
Huntsville-Madison County Public Library is pausing its plans to relocate certain books on library shelves after it was reported that Executive Director Cindy Hewitt had ordered LGBTQ-related children's books to be moved into the adult section.
The Ozark Dale County Library Board made changes during a meeting Wednesday to protect juveniles in the children and teen sections of the library.
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.
The Ozark Dale County Library pulled all young adult LGBTQ+ books from the shelves to review them after a complaint from the Ozark mayor. The books have been returned to the shelves, but the library is now planning a community meeting to hear from the public and discuss what actions will be taken going forward.
This fight is not disappearing any time soon, and my heart breaks to know that some children will not escape unscathed because evil is lurking at our doorsteps, in our schools, in our libraries and on our screens.
The director of the Foley Public Library says he would not remove a book deemed inappropriate by some from the children's or young adults section because he is against censorship and constitutional rights.
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.
Prattville Mayor Bill Gillespie said he was "embarrassed" at hearing the books' content, which is still available for children to read at the local library.
In the teen section of the Fairhope Public Library, there are books that address inherent racism, suicide ideation, LGBT issues and teenage sexuality. For Pride Month, several of these books were put on display. Now, some parents are taking action to ensure no one can check out the titles.
The battle over LGBTQ+ children’s books at the Prattville-Autauga Library continues as opponents read excerpts from the contentious books at a city council meeting.
During a meeting of the East Alabama Republican Assembly, a citizen brought pornographic and inappropriate books she says are in the children’s section of the Auburn Public Library.
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 public library.
The number of parents protesting the inclusion of a number of LGBTQ+ children’s books at the Prattville Autauga Library is growing, with no signs of stopping.
The Prattville Library board of directors went against the recommendations of the library committee and has decided to slightly change the designation of several LGBTQ+ children's books and move them to a higher shelf.