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Autauga-Prattville Library Board settles lawsuit with terminated library director Andrew Foster; All parties deny wrongdoing

The Autauga-Prattville library board has reached a settlement with its former library director after a public battle following his termination and a subsequent lawsuit.

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Board fires Prattville library director; Chaos ensues when employees attempt to shut down library in protest

Chaos erupted after Andrew Foster, the director of the embattled Autauga/Prattville library, was fired on Thursday for allegedly sharing confidential information with the media.

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Latest Prattville-Autauga library resignation leaves one original member since drama over sexually explicit books began

After a slew of recent resignations, the Prattville-Autauga library board is left with one original member who’s served since residents first began objecting to sexually explicit books in the children’s section of the public library.

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Prattville City Council votes down resolution adding restrictions to 'sexually explicit' materials for those under 18

The Prattville City Council voted down a resolution on Wednesday to limit sexually explicit books to individuals under 18.

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Group fighting to remove sexually explicit library books decries continued funding of Prattville library

Recently Prattville Mayor Bill Gillespie announced the city budget for the 2024 fiscal year, which included $355,000 for the Prattville-Autauga Library, which has been at the center of controversy surrounding its inclusion of sexually explicit children’s books.

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Autauga County Commission likely to request opinion from AG Marshall in continued Prattville library drama

The Autauga County Commission is considering receiving an opinion from Attorney General Steve Marshall regarding legal remedies in the ongoing battle over books containing sexually explicit material for minors at the Autauga-Prattville Public Library.

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'We’ll ask that you sit if you do that again' — Tensions rise at city council meeting in continued fight over sexually explicit books in Prattville library

Tensions flared at a Tuesday Prattville City Council meeting, which led to an interruption from council president Lora Lee Boone, asking a local resident not to describe the content of one of the books in the library.

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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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Online petition to relocate LGBTQ+ books for minors at Prattville library removed for 'hate speech'

The petition started by Prattville parents to relocate LGBTQ+ books for minors has been taken down by the host website for containing “hate speech.”

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Prattville library board elects new director, changes rules for public participation in board meetings

The Prattville-Autauga Library board of trustees voted on a replacement library director as well as rule changes for public participation in public board meetings as debate continues on the inclusion of LGBTQ+ books for minors.   

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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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Prattville library keeps LGBTQ children's books — Parents plan to take fight to City Council and County Commission

The Prattville Library Board met on Thursday to address a series of books that a number of locals have raised concerns over for the books’ LGBTQIA+ content.