#Libraries

Bill to End Book Bans on Table in Minnesota

Minnesota's HF 3782 would not only aim to end book bans in public schools and libraries but would emphasize the knowledge, training, and expertise of librarians.

New Mexico’s Anti-Book Ban Bill Is Dead

Despite passing through two House committees, the state's legislative session closed before the bill considered further. It may be back in 2025.

Maryland Introduces Freedom to Read Act

Maryland delegates propose a new Freedom to Read Act to protect library workers and library material from discrimination and removal.

Here Are The 2024 Summer Scares Titles For a Summer of Excellent Horror Reading

This year's slate of Summer Scares titles—selected to promote a love for reading horror—include knockout picks in adult, young adult, and middle grade fiction. Check 'em out.

Autauga-Prattville Library Board Bans LGBTQ+ Books for Under 17s; Red Labeling Queer Adult Books

Library workers at Autauga-Prattville Library now need to red label all LGBTQ+ books to warn the public library patrons of its content; LGBTQ+ books for kids completely banned, too.

Why Do We Even Read?: Book Censorship News, February 9, 2024

Thanks to algorithms, our digital worlds are created for us, not by us. As a result, libraries are seen by some as scary because they reach an entire community—not just an individual. That, plus this week's book censorship news.

A Bill in Virginia Would Ban Book Bans by School Boards

Virginia's Senate has passed a modification of the state's parental notification bill that would ban book bans by school boards.

American Intolerance and Book Bans: Book Censorship News, February 2, 2024

Seventy-five percent of parents do not believe in the necessity of diverse books. But why? That, plus this week's book censorship news.

Washington State Introduces, Advances School Anti-Book Ban Bill

Washington state legislators have advanced a bill that would curb book banning in schools.

Freedom to Read Act Reintroduced in New Jersey

One of the most comprehensive Freedom to Read bills has been introduced in New Jersey legislature.