The Montgomery Advertiser reports:
The Prattville City Council sided against a resolution Tuesday that could have changed rules for how books are handled at the Autauga-Prattville Public Library, or threatened its funding. The vote came after Gov. Kay Ivey earlier in the day released a letter expressing concern about children’s access to LGBTQ-themed books at the Autauga-Prattville Public Library and other public libraries across the state.
A group of Autauga County citizens have addressed the Autauga County Commission and Prattville City Council at each meeting since May calling for the removal of LGBTQ-themed books and what they consider books with sexually explicit themes from the children and young adults section of the library. After a lengthy public comment portion, where about two dozen people spoke, the resolution was voted down 4-3.
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A debate over books for children and young adults at libraries across the state has gotten the attention of the Alabama governor’s office. https://t.co/64JQouIeni
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