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Virginia woman’s website helps parents assess library books

Mar. 19, 2022 09:04 AM EDT

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) — As a child, Bernadette Chimner was a precocious reader. She said that when she was in elementary school, she asked her school librarian for “more books like ‘Anne of Green Gables.’” The librarian brought her a stack of books from the high school...

Idaho bill to fine, jail librarians appears dead in Senate

Mar. 09, 2022 18:31 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The top Republican in the Idaho Senate said Wednesday a House-approved bill to fine librarians $1,000 and send them to jail for a year for checking out material to a minor that could harm them is dead. “I don’t see it getting a hearing in committee," said...

Idaho House OKs measure that could fine, jail librarians

Mar. 07, 2022 21:31 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Legislation with the potential to fine Idaho librarians $1,000 and send them to jail for a year for checking out material to a minor that could harm them cleared the House on Monday. The House voted 51-14 to approve the measure that backers said will protect...