At 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 23, the Louisiana House Education Committee will hear SB7, a bill that lets the state government – not your local library – decide what books you can check out. The law is bad news for Louisiana libraries and the rights of the people who use them.
Vocal minorities are waging a campaign to have books with topics they don’t agree with removed from libraries and schools, in many cases without even having read them. Attending library and school board meetings is one of the most critical actions you can take to fight back.
To kick off National Library Week and the inaugural Right to Read Day, the American Library Association unveiled its highly anticipated list of the Top 10 Most Challenged Books of 2022. Because multiple books received the same number of challenges, the list was expanded to include 13 titles.
The federal district court in Austin, TX has issued a preliminary injunction ordering the Llano County government and library board to return books removed from the public library’s collection due to some library users and county residents and officials complaints about objectionable content.