CT lawmakers drop plan to pay libraries to carry ban, censored books

Libraries will receive extra money for having "a clear process to request a reconsideration of library materials."

News 12 Staff

May 18, 2023, 9:23 PM

Updated 371 days ago

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State lawmakers Thursday dropped a plan to pay libraries to carry books that are banned or censored.
Instead, libraries will receive extra money for having "a clear process to request a reconsideration of library materials."
Several parents at Staples High School in Westport recently challenged three books on gay and lesbian themes. A 10-member committee unanimously voted to keep them.
Under state law, children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult in public libraries.


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