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Time to go? Experts try to make peace in N. Michigan town

Nov. 27, 2021 08:25 AM EST

ELK RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A consultant hired to make peace in a northern Michigan community is offering some tough medicine: Members of the local library board need to go. “This is a beautiful, wonderful community with ample opportunities and I see you guys tearing...

Pregnant Florida librarian killed in road rage fight

Nov. 26, 2021 04:11 AM EST

ORANGE CITY, Fla. (AP) — A pregnant librarian was killed in a road rage incident, after Florida police said she instigated a fight with a motorcyclist. Orange City police said 35-year-old Sara Morales was shot outside her home following an argument with another...

Virginia school system returns books it pulled after outcry

Nov. 23, 2021 18:13 PM EST

FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — A northern Virginia school system said Tuesday it was returning two books to library shelves, two months after they were pulled for a formal review prompted by complaints that they contained obscene sexual material. Committees that included...

ACLU of Utah investigating after books removed from schools

Nov. 23, 2021 14:15 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union of Utah is investigating complaints related to the removal of several books from high school library shelves in a suburban Salt Lake City district after a parent complaint. The Canyons School District appears to...

LGBTQ, sex ed books bring group, protests to Wyoming library

Nov. 20, 2021 10:13 AM EST

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — For the last four months, people have been protesting the presence of sexual education and LGBTQ books in the children’s and teen sections of the Campbell County Public Library. It’s reflective of a larger national trend. Across the country,...

Volunteers work to preserve legacies of Indiana’s veterans

Nov. 20, 2021 00:18 AM EST

VINCENNES, Ind. (AP) — Upstairs in the McGrady-Brockman building of the Knox County Public Library, staff member Anne Hecht pulls a couple of aged 8x10 portraits of two young boys from one of many storage totes strung across the floor. “Here are their baby pictures...

Theodore Roosevelt Library in North Dakota to take statue

Nov. 19, 2021 19:28 PM EST

MEDORA, N.D. (AP) — The Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library in North Dakota has agreed to take a controversial equestrian statue of the 26th president that has stood on the steps of the American Museum of Natural History in New York City since 1940. The bronze...

Homer council to weigh accepting funds for little libraries

Nov. 18, 2021 14:26 PM EST

HOMER, Alaska (AP) — City officials in Homer are considering accepting funds for additional little libraries around the community. The Homer City Council plans a hearing next month on a proposed ordinance to accept $25,000 in federal grant funds for the public library....

Editorial Roundup: South Carolina

Nov. 17, 2021 13:48 PM EST

The (Orangeburg) Times and Democrat. Nov. 17, 2021. Editorial: Audit plan is good outline for elections A key point about elections: Auditing the results is not about appeasing a losing candidate. The purpose is to ensure the integrity of results --...

School board won't make libraries remove explicit books

Nov. 16, 2021 17:14 PM EST

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) — A Virginia school board rescinded a directive for staff to pull books with “sexually explicit” books from libraries early Tuesday after hours of passionate public comment. The Spotsylvania County school board voted 5-2 to reverse the order...