Posts Tagged ‘ library ’

CBLDF Retailer Webinars

October 10, 2019
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CBLDF Retailer Webinars

CBLDF is excited to announce three retailer webinars for November 2019!  Our webinar series is intended to provide practical advice, strategies, and resources to help comics retailers better serve their communities.  Register now to be a part of these valuable educational tools.  Check out the list below and register for one or all today.   Retailing…

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CBLDF Stands Up for PRIDE in Ohio Libraries!

June 26, 2019
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CBLDF Stands Up for PRIDE in Ohio Libraries!

In response to recent attacks and efforts to suppress Pride events in Ohio libraries, Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, National Coalition Against Censorship, PEN America, National Council for Teachers of English, and ACLU of Ohio have issued a statement condemning House Speaker Larry Householder’s letter pressuring the Ohio Library Council to cancel events.  The statement…

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Maine Library Successfully Defends Their Displays Again

June 17, 2019
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Maine Library Successfully Defends Their Displays Again

Rumford Public Library in Maine successfully defended itself and its displays again this year, after a local politician declared the librarians and the public displays were a way to politicize the library on the “town’s dime.” “I thought we had reconciled everything last year,” library director Tamara Butler said last week. “I thought it was…

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Just Announced! Take PRIDE in Comics: The Challenges Facing LGBTQ+ Content

May 28, 2019
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Just Announced! Take PRIDE in Comics: The Challenges Facing LGBTQ+ Content

Why are comics and other literature centered on LGBTQ+ characters targeted so frequently by censors? What can we do to ensure these important books stay on shelves? Join CBLDF and a panel of creators, educators, librarians, and retailers to discuss the challenges facing LGBTQ comics on June 12, 2019 at 4 P.M. Pacific. Cartoonist Paige…

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County Cancels Drag Queen Story Hour Against Library’s Wishes

March 29, 2019
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County Cancels Drag Queen Story Hour Against Library’s Wishes

Georgia’s Fulton County decided to cancel a popular Drag Queen Story Time with Miss Terra Cotta Sugerbaker without provided any explanation. Miss Sugarbaker, a character performed by Steven Igarashi-Ball, took to Facebook asking for supporters of the event to reach out to the county and defend their free speech rights. Project Q Atlanta spoke with…

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The Magicians Demonstrates Library Shelving is a Crucial Form of Speech

March 22, 2019
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The Magicians Demonstrates Library Shelving is a Crucial Form of Speech

“That’s why these books are so important; they’re such a gift. They can allow you to see other points of view.” – Penny 23, The Magicians on SyFy Last month, a long-fought victory in a Kansas library allowed the continued shelving of LGBTQIA kids books with other books for readers of a similar age instead…

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LGBTQIA Victory in Kansas Library

February 14, 2019
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LGBTQIA Victory in Kansas Library

  Transgender Kids’ Books Will Remain Accessible According to The Wichita Eagle, the Andover Public Library board of directors has voted – nearly unanimously – to protect the rights of their patrons regardless of age. This is the conclusion of a challenge from one patron back in September to remove LGBTQIA kid books, Lily and Dunkin, I…

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CBLDF Fights for LGBTQIA Kids Books Under Attack

February 8, 2019
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CBLDF Fights for LGBTQIA Kids Books Under Attack

CBLDF and Kids’ Right to Read Project, are standing up with the Andover Public Librarians and imploring them to continue to protect the First Amendment right of all of their patrons. Back in September, a patron of the Andover Library complained about LGBTQIA books, specifically citing I am Jazz, Lily and Dunkin, and George by…

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Fun Home Removed Without Review in NJ High School Library

January 30, 2019
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Fun Home Removed Without Review in NJ High School Library

Information is coming to light that the award-winning graphic memoir Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic by Alison Bechdel, has been removed from a high school library in New Jersey without following the appropriate procedures for challenging instructional materials. The removal occurred after administrators learned about another challenge to the graphic novel in the same state, most…

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Vandal Destroys PA Library Book Because of Bad Words

January 8, 2019
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Vandal Destroys PA Library Book Because of Bad Words

A copy of Susan Wigg’s summer romance Lakeside Cottage was returned to the Mifflin County Library in Lewistown Pennsylvania after some anonymous editor had crossed out all the bad words in the entire book with a Sharpie. Library Director Molly Kinney was frustrated with the coward’s decision to vandalise the book instead of opening up…

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