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Autauga County Commission chooses new library board member amid ongoing battles

BY: - November 22, 2023

The Autauga County Commission appointed Doug Darr to the Autauga-Prattville Public Library Board of Trustees after an original nominee drew fire from a group in the community’s battle over library access. “I wanted to help out the library, give it a new voice,” Darr said. “I have been using the library for years and have […]

Gov. Kay Ivey at a podium speaking

Gov. Kay Ivey wants Alabama Public Library Service to tie funding to book policies

BY: - October 4, 2023

Gov. Kay Ivey Wednesday asked the Alabama Public Library Service make funding for local libraries contingent upon conforming to policy changes that Ivey says will protect children in libraries. “Libraries should be a place for exploring a wide variety of viewpoints and ideas,” Ivey wrote in the letter. “At the same time, however, libraries must […]

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Alabama Public Library Service: It’s ‘essential’ parents determine suitability of books

BY: - September 20, 2023

The head of the Alabama Public Library Service wrote in a letter to Gov. Kay Ivey last week that it was “essential” that parents determine the suitability of library materials for their children. “Children constitute a diverse demographic with varying talents, abilities and needs, influenced by factors such as age, cultural background, sociological context and […]