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New Bill in MO Wants Parents to Oversee Library’s YA Collection

January 16, 2020
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New Bill in MO Wants Parents to Oversee Library’s YA Collection

House Bill 2044 Threatens Fines, Jail, & Loss of Funding to Libraries that Give “Age-Inappropriate” Books to Kids Missouri House Representative Ben Baker has proposed a dangerous library oversight bill that could result in librarians being fined or even jailed for giving “age-inappropriate” materials to minors. House Bill 2044 proposes to mandate parental review boards…

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LGBTQ+ Book Removed from West Virginia Library

November 26, 2019
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LGBTQ+ Book Removed from West Virginia Library

A West Virginia public library has pulled a children’s book one local website described as “promoting homosexuality” from the shelves after an elementary school child came across the age appropriate title. The book, Prince and Knight by Daniel Haack is an illustrated fairy tale about a handsome Prince whose parents want him to get married,…

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Librarian Resources from CBLDF

October 23, 2019
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Librarian Resources from CBLDF

It is National Friends of the Library Week, a week set aside to draw attention to those amazing volunteers and fundraisers who support libraries in their community. But it’s also a great excuse to remind everyone there are lots of ways to be a good friend to your library. For example, you could share the…

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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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