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CBLDF & NCAC Speak Out To Protect LGBT Books In Maine!

September 17, 2018
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CBLDF & NCAC Speak Out To Protect LGBT Books In Maine!

Comics Book Legal Defense Fund and the National Coalition Against Censorship have joined together to speak out against the challenge Rumford Public Library is facing to their Banned Books Week display. Below is the statement released today by the organizations in support of the library. A group of pastors in Rumford, Maine are attempting to have…

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Louisiana Mayor Critical of Drag Queen Story Hour

August 24, 2018
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Louisiana Mayor Critical of Drag Queen Story Hour

Lafayette, Louisiana Mayor-President, Joel Robideaux, expressed concern over an upcoming Drag Queen Story Hour at the local public library, going so far as to say he would look into canceling or moving the event. The October event is designed to amuse and engage children from 3-6 while teaching them about inclusion and acceptance. The Drag…

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LGBTQ Buttons Pulled From Library

August 17, 2018
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LGBTQ Buttons Pulled From Library

Last year Washington County libraries were asked to take down LGBTQIA displays for Pride Month, replacing them this year with exhibits featuring the more generic “Diversity” theme. But when the librarians felt like they should do more to represent Pride, and made buttons reading “Ask me about LGBTQ reads” they were once again met with…

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CBLDF Debuts Comics – Start Here! At ALA in New Orleans

June 22, 2018
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CBLDF Debuts Comics – Start Here! At ALA in New Orleans

CBLDF is proud to release Comics — Start Here! This resource for librarians provides an introduction to developing a graphic novel collection, including brand new research on cataloging graphic novels undertaken by Staci Crouch, Hallie Clawson, and Allison Bailund at University of Washington iSchool, Comics — Start Here! will be available from CBLDF at ALA…

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Looking for Alaska Pulled from School Libraries

March 5, 2018
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Looking for Alaska Pulled from School Libraries

John Greene’s Printz Award-Winning Looking for Alaska has been pulled from West Ada School District middle school libraries in Idaho without following the formal reconsideration guidelines. The book had been only been available in the library and was not on any middle school curriculum in West Ada, which is why district spokesperson Eric Exline feels…

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Join CBLDF at ECCC, Starting Today! Booth #2116

March 1, 2018
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Join CBLDF at ECCC, Starting Today! Booth #2116

Make CBLDF your first stop today at Emerald City Comic Con! We’re at Booth #2116 so come by and say hi! While you’re here, make sure to check out our killer selection of CBLDF merch and signed graphic novels. Every purchase is a donation to CBLDF (so remember that when you are explaining to your…

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After Uptick, ALA Office Now Tracking Hate Crimes in Libraries

December 15, 2016
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After Uptick, ALA Office Now Tracking Hate Crimes in Libraries

Following a troubling rise in hate crimes and ideologically motivated book defacement in libraries, the American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom announced recently that it has begun formally tracking such incidents. OIF is the office that normally tracks challenges and bans of library materials across the country. The new initiative was spurred in part…

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TX Librarian Takes Student Advice When Building School Library

September 25, 2015
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Skybound

Librarians face a unique set of challenges that often puts them in the perceived role of being responsible for the materials that their patrons consume, even more so when those patrons are children and the library is at a school. Teacher Kendra Fortmeyer faced this obstacle when she was asked to develop a new library,…

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“Don’t Shoot” Painting Incites Controversy from Police Advocacy Groups in Madison, WI

May 11, 2015
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Don't Shoot Art

The Madison, Wisconsin, Public Library faced backlash recently from police advocacy groups for their display of a controversial painting depicting the image of three riot police pointing their guns at a small, toy-gun wielding African-American child. The piece, entitled “Don’t Shoot,” by artist Mike Lroy is part of a larger collection of pieces displayed in…

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Charlie Hebdo Exhibit Finally Finds Home in Finland Library

March 13, 2015
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(c) Charlie Hebdo

Around the world, people have shown solidarity for the victims and survivors of the attacks on Charlie Hebdo, but the Finnish Cartoon Society has had a much harder time finding a venue to host their own tribute exhibit “Minä olen Charlie” (“I am Charlie”). Due to security concerns as well as the recent attack at…

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