OK library nixes romance book club after board bans sexual content

An Oklahoma library has canceled a romance book club and a sexual-awareness program after its board voted to ban programs on sexuality. The board of directors of the Public Library of Enid and Garfield County in Enid voted 3-2 last week to ban book displays and programs that focus on sexual content, Public Radio Tulsa … Read more

Anti-LGBTQ+ Censorship Shuts Down Book Club, Sexual Assault Awareness Event

What started as a backlash against LGBTQIA+ displays in libraries (bad enough on its own) grew into a library in Enid, Oklahoma, banning all library-sponsored activities related to sex (even health) and canceling a romance book club. The local paper, Enid News & Eagle, reported that a library board vote on April 11 passed, 3–2, … Read more

8+ Sci-Fi, Fantasy Books featuring the Library!

Today, Janelle Monáe’s collaborative anthology The Memory Librarian & Other Stories of Dirty Computer releases. Set within the elaborate world built across Monáe’s albums (but especially her 2018 album Dirty Computer), the Afrofuturism work reflects the power of art, memory, storytelling, and community. These components come back to the theme (and some functions) of libraries. … Read more

This Week at the Johnson City Public Library | Sunday Stories

Submitted by Hannah Kiger JOHNSON CITY — Here’s a look at what’s on tap this week at the Johnson City Public Library (100 W. Millard St.). The library is closed on Sunday, April 17. The library’s board of directors meets on Tuesday, April 19, at 4:30 pm in the Jones Meeting Room. Board meetings are … Read more

Book banning efforts are inspiring readers to form banned book clubs |

When Joslyn Diffenbaugh learned about efforts in Texas to remove certain books from school libraries and classrooms, she was surprised by the titles that were being challenged. An avid reader, the 8th grader from Kutztown, Pennsylvania, said she had read several of the books in question. Among the titles that had come under attack in … Read more

Book banning efforts are inspiring readers to form banned book clubs

CNN — When Joslyn Diffenbaugh learned about efforts in Texas to remove certain books from school libraries and classrooms, she was surprised by the titles that were being challenged. An avid reader, the 8th grader from Kutztown, Pennsylvania, said she had read several of the books in question. Among the titles that had come under … Read more

Enid library board bans some book displays, programs as questions remain over interpretation | News

ENID, Okla. — The Enid library board followed through on twin proposals banning sex- and gender-related book displays and library programs with two narrow votes at the tail end of a 2½-hour meeting Monday. The Public Library of Enid and Garfield County’s board of directors voted 3-2 in favor of the two proposals, as questions … Read more

Enid library board bans some book displays, programs as questions remain over interpretation | News

ENID, Okla. — The Enid library board followed through on twin proposals banning sex- and gender-related book displays and library programs with two narrow votes at the tail end of a 2 1/2-hour meeting Monday. The Public Library of Enid and Garfield County’s board of directors voted 3-2 in favor of the two proposals, as … Read more

Enid library board bans some book displays, programs as questions remain over interpretation | News

ENID, Okla. — The Enid library board followed through on twin proposals banning sex- and gender-related book displays and library programs with two narrow votes at the tail end of a 2 1/2-hour meeting Monday. The Public Library of Enid and Garfield County’s board of directors voted 3-2 in favor of the two proposals, as … Read more

Libraries For All

Libraries provide services that connect people to information and people to people. They preserve history, grant us access to worlds beyond our own, and are a refuge for students seeking help with homework or simply a quiet place for reflection. Libraries level the playing field. They provide access to services for people of every age, … Read more