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Texas residents are suing their county after books were removed from public libraries

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Seven residents in Llano County, Texas, are suing county officials, claiming their First and 14th Amendment rights were violated when books deemed inappropriate by some people in the community and Republican lawmake...

Two students and ACLU sue Missouri school district over removing 8 books from libraries

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Two students have sued a Missouri school district over its decision to remove eight books from school libraries, arguing the novels were banned because they discuss issues surrounding race, gender and sexual identit...

Oklahoma bill would let parents remove sexually explicit books from school libraries

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Senate Bill 1142 gives parents the right to request a book be removed from a school library if the book in violation contains sexual content that "a reasonable parent or legal guardian" would want to approve of befor...

There were 155 efforts to censor books in US schools and libraries, group says

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The American Library Association says it has provided legal guidance and support to a number of libraries impacted by the "dramatic uptick" of attempts to remove books concerning LGBTQ issues and people of color. S...

Texas governor calls books ‘pornography’ in latest effort to remove LGBTQ titles from school libraries

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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, a Republican, called on the state's school boards to remove books he described as "pornography," a move that comes after at least two state lawmakers have asked officials to investigate books...

Libraries are getting rid of late fees. Here’s why that’s a good thing

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Library fines can creep up suddenly -- hold onto a book for too long, and you can face at least $ 10 or $ 15 in late fees. Sometimes, that's all it takes to block someone's access to books, the internet and the m...

Many turned to libraries during the pandemic for free Wifi and other services. Will these venerable public institutions get the credit they deserve?

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Ramses Escobedo probably wouldn't call himself a hero. But during the pandemic, he was asked to act in some heroic ways. Escobedo, a bilingual Spanish-English librarian, manages a branch of the San Francisco Public...

Books that touched on race were among the most challenged as inappropriate for libraries in 2020

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Books that talked about racism and racial justice -- or told the stories of people of color or the LGBTQ community -- were among the most challenged as inappropriate for students in 2020, according to a survey by th...

Washing machines and libraries: What life is like in Indian farmers protest camps on Delhi’s outskirts

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New Delhi, India On a key highway into India's capital, men are doing their laundry in washing machines set up under a makeshift tent. Just three months ago, this six-lane expressway was a busy thoroughfare for commu...