Libraries in the news

Libraries have been in the news lately, and not for their stellar community service and trusted stewardship of books and materials. Libraries have been in the news because they are currently under threat by waves of anti-democratic ideological groups that want to ban books and restrict access. 

Here is a rundown of recent headlines from across the country, as well as in our own state. Libraries require investment in order to do what they do best: provide equitable access. We urge voters to approve the library tax in measure 6C on ballots this fall so that we can keep our libraries funded and give them the resources to do what they do.