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Here’s Where Library Workers are Prohibited From Their Own Professional Organization: Book Censorship News, May 24, 2024

Politicians are eager to deprofessionalize library work and are doing so through banning the American Library Association.

An Idaho Public Library Will Become Adults-Only July 1, 2024

HB 710 disproportionally harms small libraries in Idaho. One library will close its collections to those under 18 to stay open.

What Do Book Challenge Forms Look Like?: Book Censorship News, May 17, 2024

If these "parental rights" activists turned in homework assignments like this, they'd fail the assignment or be expelled for plagiarism.

Minnesota Bill to Ban Book Bans On Governor’s Desk

Not only does the bill protect collections from discrimination, it also bolsters the importance of library professionals.

Enid Public Library Board Bans Pride Display, Entering Third Year of Pride Display Battles

We aren't even in June yet but book challenges and displays related to Pride month are well underway.

How To Prepare for Pride Month in Libraries 2024: Book Censorship News, May 10, 2024

June is LGBTQ+ Pride month, which has become one of the most challenging for libraries in the era of censorship.

Anti-Book Ban Legislation (Re)Introduced in Colorado

Colorado's early 2024 bill never progressed, but the new Senate Bill 216 is quickly moving through legislature.

Are Librarians Criminals? These Bills Would Make Them So: Book Censorship News, May 3, 2024

Your weekly roundup of book ban news across the U.S., plus a look at the bills seeking to criminalize librarians.

How to Fight Book Bans in 2024: Book Censorship News, April 26, 2024

Despite the wealth of resources out there, folks still ask: how do you fight book bans in 2024? That, plus censorship news this week.

Book Banning County Commissioners Censor Honor for Girl Scout’s Banned Book Library

This case study in Hanover County, Virginia, is a reminder that book banners don't stop at the schools...or public libraries.