Roanoke County School Board passes more restrictive library book policy | education

The Roanoke County School Board that policy lastly passed a new library’s more restrictive adding new books at its meeting night. The matter comes after a book, “When Aidan Became a Brother,” was removed from Herman L. Horn Elementary last year, amid debate. That book is about a transgender boy wanting to be a good … Read more

After book removal, library policy up for adoption by Roanoke County School Board | education

The Roanoke County School Board is set to vote on an updated media policy Thursday which would make it harder for librarians to add books to school collections, while also expanding the power of parents to potentially remove them. The matter comes after a book, “When Aidan Became a Brother,” was removed from Herman L. … Read more

8 books challenged in Catawba County have been reviewed; most remain in libraries | education

Catawba County Schools has reviewed eight of the 24 books a parent asked the school system to ban. None of the books have been banned from school libraries, but three will be moved out of middle school libraries. In March, Michelle Teague asked the district to remove 24 books from school libraries. She submitted 24 … Read more

Decision to stop Pride, Black history book displays in Lafayette libraries draws national attention | news

The decision to discontinue controversial book displays like for Pride Month has drawn national attention to Lafayette Parish public libraries from news organizations and at least one book author. Over the past week, the Washington Post, ABC News and Newsweek shared online a story the Associated Press distributed based on a story The Acadiana Advocate … Read more