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  • How Drag Queen Story Hour Expanded Across America

    01/27/2020 1:41:10 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 31 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | January 27, 2020 | Mary Margaret Olohan
    Drag Queen Story Hours started out as niche events on the West Coast, but these events—aimed at children as young as age 3—have spread to libraries and schools across the United States, dividing local communities. These story hours are “just what they sound like,” Drag Queen Story Hour’s official website states: drag queens reading to children. The events are designed to be about 45 minutes long for children aged 3 to 8 years old, intended to capture children’s imagination and help children explore their gender fluidity through “glamorous, positive, and unabashedly queer role models.” Books used during Drag Queen Story...
  • Rep. Ben Baker files library oversight bill to keep sexual material away from minors

    01/15/2020 5:50:21 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 14 replies
    KOAM ^ | 01 14 2020 | Zachary Dodge
    A Missouri Lawmaker says he wants to keep sexual materials at libraries out of kid’s hands. But a lot of people are pushing against the idea, saying it’s a form of censorship. “The main thing is I want to be able to take my kids to a library and make sure they’re in a safe environment, and that they’re not gonna be exposed to something that is objectionable material,” says State Representative Ben Baker. “Unfortunately, there are some libraries in the state of Missouri that have done this. And that’s a problem.” On January 8th, Baker filed the Parental Oversight...
  • 'We Wanted Our Patrons Back' — Public Libraries Scrap Late Fines To Alleviate Inequity

    11/30/2019 11:07:14 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 63 replies
    npr ^ | 11/30/2019 | Emma Bowman
    For nearly a decade, Diana Ramirez hadn't been able to take a book home from the San Diego Public Library. Her borrowing privileges were suspended, she was told, because of a mere $10 in late fees, an amount that had grown to $30 over the years. Ramirez, who is now 23 and stays in Tijuana with her mother, attends an alternative education program in San Diego that helps students earn high school diplomas. To her, the debt she owed to the library system was an onerous sum. Even worse, it removed a critical resource from her life. "I felt disappointed...
  • AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION: THE FORCE BEHIND DRAG QUEEN INDOCTRINATION OF CHILDREN

    10/24/2019 11:33:28 AM PDT · by spirited irish · 25 replies
    Mass Resistance ^ | Oct., 2019 | Staff
    When people in a community find out that their local public library is hosting a “Drag Queen Story Hour” – bizarre men in garish women’s clothes reading LGBT-themed books to young children ages 3-8 – their first reaction is usually shock and disgust. They wonder, “How is this happening?”
  • Parents protest “Drag Queen Story Hour” met by anti-Christian bigotry by LGBT activists

    10/04/2019 11:52:28 AM PDT · by spirited irish · 11 replies
    MassResistance ^ | Oct. 4, 2019 | Staff
    San Diego MassResistance parents who were protesting a horrid “Drag Queen Story Hour” at the library strongly stood up to a rabid crowd of LGBT activists who came to intimidate and harass them with anti-Christian bigotry. In fact, the LGBT activists were clearly surprised and disheartened that the parents were ready for them.
  • Major Library Association Conference Featured Training on “Community Resistance” to Drag Events

    07/22/2019 6:04:56 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies
    Activist Mommy ^ | July 20, 2019 | Activist Mommy
    Our public libraries have been taken over by liberal ideologues and nowhere has this been more evident than at the American Library Association (ALA) annual conference held last month in Washington DC. The world’s largest library conference, attended by 21,460 people, featured over 100 workshops with the theme “equity, diversity, and inclusion.” As you would expect, these workshops included topics such as Drag Queen Storytimes, LGBT issues, non-traditional families, minors’ “rights” to privacy, and gender confusion. According to The Federalist, “Politically charged talks and workshops like these formed at least one-third of the conference offerings.” Of all the different themes...
  • 21,460 Attend Library Conference Featuring Workshops On Drag Queens And Queering Elementary Schools

    07/17/2019 6:24:02 AM PDT · by Pollard · 22 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 7/10/19 | Joy Pullman
    At the American Library Association's annual conference, the nation's librarians learned how to circumvent community objections to events like Drag Queen Story Hour and other outrageous, taxpayer-purchased materials. The world’s largest library association’s annual conference this year featured more than 100 workshops with an “equity, diversity, and inclusion” theme, according to the American Library Association’s conference catalog. That included workshops with these titles (some shortened): “Creating Queer-Inclusive Elementary School Library Programming,” “Developing an Online Face for a Lesbian Pulp Fiction Collection,” and “Telling Stories, Expanding Boundaries: Drag Queen Storytimes in Libraries.” The ALA annual conference’s workshop selections also included “A...
  • Melvil Dewey's name stripped from top librarian award

    06/30/2019 4:10:48 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 49 replies
    The Guardian ^ | June 27, 2019 | Alison Flood
    American librarians have voted to remove the name of Melvil Dewey, widely seen as the father of modern librarianship, from one of their top awards, citing his history of antisemitism, racism and sexual harassment. The council of the American Library Association (ALA) passed a resolution this week to rename its top professional award, the Melvil Dewey Medal. The resolution explains that Dewey did not permit Jewish people, African Americans or other minorities admittance to the resort he owned, the Lake Placid Club. He also “made numerous inappropriate physical advances toward women he worked with and wielded professional power over” and...
  • Baptist Pastor Jailed During ‘Drag Queen Story Hour,’ SWAT Team Snipers Positioned Atop Library Roof

    06/17/2019 10:08:25 AM PDT · by spirited irish · 73 replies
    Christian News ^ | June 16, 2019 | Heather Clark
    A Baptist pastor was arrested and jailed on Saturday after refusing to move across the street from the Spokane, Washington Public Library while exercising his free speech against a “Drag Queen Story Hour.” The event had a significant militaristic police presence, including camouflaged snipers positioned atop the roof to oversee the large crowd that stood both for and against the men dressed like women reading stories to children.
  • Library Journal suggests libraries are too white

    04/17/2019 2:59:30 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 45 replies
    The Post Millennial ^ | April 17, 2019 | Roberto Wakerell-Cruz
    Perhaps Library Journal was intending to be provocative when they tweeted out a blog post by Sofia Leung, a librarian from “unceded Wampanoag land” (Massachusetts) about how libraries perpetrate whiteness through their collections. The concept is one of critical race theory. Which by the way, it has always been interesting to me that intellectuals and those associated with academia will argue that race doesn’t exist, yet filter their entire world view through the power dynamics of race relations. With that in mind, let’s take a look at what Leung had to say about whiteness in libraries: “Library collections continue to...
  • You Won’t Believe What Kids Can Find On ‘Transgender’ At The Public Library

    08/16/2018 10:56:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 08/16/2018 | By Maureen Mullarkey
    Determined to be relevant, my town library is ripping out its excessively gendered women’s and men’s rooms to make way for four gender-neutral bathrooms. The renovation concretizes the American Library Association’s endorsement of gender ideology. Measured by the ALA’s Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services, relevant means assisting “traditionally underserved” communities.Among those neglected, the ALA cites “GLBT populations,” an improbable capitulation to identity politics. The ALA has decided that a sexually fungible—also militant, well-funded, and politically savvy—fragment of the public needs more material about itself. In accord with a service model, selections must be supportive, even flattering. They...
  • Little House On The Controversy: Laura Ingalls Wilder's Name Removed From Book Award

    06/26/2018 8:40:59 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 57 replies
    NPR ^ | June 25, 20181:27 PM ET | Kat Chow
    A division of the American Library Association voted unanimously Saturday to strip Laura Ingalls Wilder's name from a major children's literature award over concerns about how the author referred to Native Americans and blacks. The Association for Library Service to Children says the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award will now be known as the Children's Literature Legacy Award. Wilder, who wrote the Little House book series, was the first recipient of the award, which was established in 1954 and intended to honor books published in the U.S. that have had a big impact on children's literature. The Little House series was...
  • Laura Ingalls Wilder's name pulled from library award over 'stereotypical attitudes' in her...

    06/24/2018 5:26:21 PM PDT · by Morgana · 31 replies
    fox ^ | June 24, 2018 | Nicole Darrah | Fox News
    FULL TITLE: Laura Ingalls Wilder's name pulled from library award over 'stereotypical attitudes' in her popular books Laura Ingalls Wilder's name is set to be removed from a major children's book award after concerns were raised about the "Little House on the Prairie" author's depiction of certain races in the early-to-mid 20th century. The Association of Library Service to Children's (ALSC) board voted unanimously on Saturday to rename the "Laura Ingalls Wilder Award" as the "Children’s Literature Legacy Award."
  • Association removes Laura Ingalls Wilder's name from award

    06/24/2018 1:36:33 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 126 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 24, 2018 | Associated Press
    CHICAGO – A division of the American Library Association has voted to remove Laura Ingalls Wilder's name from a major children's book award over concerns with how the early-to-mid 20th century author portrayed blacks and Native Americans. The Association for Library Service to Children's board made the unanimous decision Saturday at a meeting in New Orleans. The name has been changed to the Children's Literature Legacy Award.
  • Parents Angry about Explicit Sex Ed Magazine in Middle School Library

    11/11/2017 4:11:44 PM PST · by Liberty7732 · 8 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 11/10/17
    Touting itself as "by teens, for teens," the magazine Sex, Etc. has created a stir at a middle school in New Jersey. Parents concerned about the magazine's explicit content are demanding that it be removed from the middle school's media center. The group of over sixty parents has the support of at least one school board member. According to wusa9, "school board member Stephen Kubricki urged the board on Monday to vote to remove the material from the junior high. Kubricki said the magazine contained 'a level of graphic and explicit images and text which goes beyond valuable information.'" The...
  • NYU Attorney: We Must "Wash Away the Blackface of White Librarianship"

    03/25/2017 12:29:18 PM PDT · by rightistight · 95 replies
    The Social Memo ^ | 3/25/17 | Aurelius
    April Hathcock, an attorney and NYU librarian, argues that "whiteness... has permeated every aspect of librarianship" and must be "dismantled." Her article, titled "White Librarianship in Blackface: Diversity Initiatives in LIS," offers ways to "correct for whiteness" in the field of librarians. "It is no secret that librarianship has traditionally been and continues to be a profession dominated by whiteness," Ms. Hathcock begins her piece. "In this article, I use “whiteness” to refer not only to the socio-cultural differential of power and privilege that results from categories of race and ethnicity;" she writes. "It also stands as a marker for...
  • Obama Wants 'Radical' Who Fought for PORN in Public Libraries to Run Library of Congress

    06/22/2016 2:18:26 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    PJ Media ^ | June 22, 2016 | Hans A. von Spakovsky
    There is now a Republican-led effort for the Senate to confirm President Obama’s nomination of Carla Hayden to be the librarian of Congress. Her confirmation hearing proceeded without any serious review of her record, her views, or her qualifications.The American people should be asking why any senator would be anxious to confirm a nominee who is not only unqualified, but whom The Nation magazine celebrated as a “radical librarian” who champions unrestricted access to pornography in public libraries. 7 Things I Want to Say to That Guy Watching Porn at the Library Other members of Congress should be asking why...
  • Bible Ranks No. 6 on List of Top 10 Most Challenged Books by American Library Association

    04/12/2016 3:13:05 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/12/2016 | Stoyan Zaimov
    The American Library Association has revealed that the Bible is among the books most often challenged and called to be banned in libraries. "You have people who feel that if a school library buys a copy of the Bible, it's a violation of church and state," said James LaRue, who directs the Office for Intellectual Freedom for the American Library Association, according to The Associated Press. "And sometimes there's a retaliatory action, where a religious group has objected to a book and a parent might respond by objecting to the Bible." Guidelines for the Office for Intellectual Freedom have clarified...
  • The Bible Joins "Fifty Shades of Grey" on List of Books Most Objected to at US Libraries

    04/11/2016 5:33:31 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 16 replies
    The Bible is on American Library Association's list of 'most challenged' booksThe Bible is on the latest list of books most objected to at US schools and libraries, targeted nationwide, at times for the sex and violence it contains, but mostly for the legal issues it raises. "You have people who feel that if a school library buys a copy of the Bible, it’s a violation of Church and state," said James LaRue, who directs the Office for Intellectual Freedom for the American Library Association (ALA), which released its annual 10 top snapshot of "challenged" books on Monday, part of...
  • Holy Bible On List Of ‘Challenged’ Books At Libraries

    04/11/2016 10:00:19 AM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 15 replies
    DFS CBS LOCAL ^ | 11 APRIL 2016 | AP
    NEW YORK (AP) — On the latest list of books most objected to at public schools and libraries, one title has been targeted nationwide, at times for the sex and violence it contains, but mostly for the legal issues it raises. The Bible. “You have people who feel that if a school library buys a copy of the Bible, it’s a violation of church and state,” says James LaRue, who directs the Office for Intellectual Freedom for the American Library Association, which released its annual 10 top snapshot of “challenged” books on Monday, part of the association’s “State of Libraries...