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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.

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Autauga County Commission fills recent library board vacancies

After a slew of recent resignations, the Autauga County Commission selected three replacement board members for the embattled Prattville-Autauga Library Board of Trustees.

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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.

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Etowah County GOP passes resolution condemning 'obscene' library books for children and 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.

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Limestone County GOP to vote on resolution on sexually explicit library books

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.

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State Superintendent Mackey urges schools to adopt library book challenge policies

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.

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'Contain messages and images enticing minors to experiment in pagan sexual activities': Dothan Library Board hears concerns over sexually explicit children's books

Residents gathered on Wednesday to petition the Dothan Houston County Library Board for the removal of children’s books containing sexually explicit material.

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Clean Up Alabama: Ivey proposed policy changes 'do not go far enough' on sexually explicit children's books

The issue of sexually explicit books made available to minors in Alabama libraries has taken front and center in the state’s political landscape.

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Huntsville Library responds to accusation it targeted LGBTQ books for relocation: 'That is not true'

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.

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Ozark Dale County Library Board makes changes in response to juvenile book controversy

The Ozark Dale County Library Board made changes during a meeting Wednesday to protect juveniles in the children and teen sections of the library.

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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.

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Children, teen LGBTQ book controversy moves to Ozark Dale County Library; Ozark mayor calls to cut funds

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.

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Lauren DeMoss Benson: A battle too heavy for our children to bear alone

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.

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Foley library director refuses to remove pro-LGBTQ children books — Calls selection 'a pretty good reflection' of community

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.

'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.

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Prattville City Council bans reading LGBTQ+ books for minors during public comment, threaten police intervention

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.

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Fairhope father checks out LGBTQ, teen sexuality books to shield others from being exposed

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.

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Heated debate over LGBTQ+ children's books at Prattville-Autauga Public Library rages on

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.

Auburn Public Library offering children’s books with 'pornographic imagery,' 'depictions of homosexual behavior,' resident finds

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.

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Petition started to address LGBTQ+ children's books in Autauga-Prattville 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.

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Voices growing as Prattville residents speak to city council for library's acceptance of LGBTQ children's books

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.

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Prattville Library board goes against committee's recommendation; Moves LGBTQ+ children's books, changes classification

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.