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I found the link on Snopes, book banning Texas. It was interesting to say
the least!

On Wed, Feb 2, 2022 at 2:04 PM Mamie Anthoine Ney <
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> Great point, Janet. These are definitely trying times for a lot of
> libraries and librarians.
>
> Here is a link to an article from Snopes that explains what's going on in
> Texas.  So discouraging and frightening!
>
> https://bit.ly/32RnTUT
>
> Best,
> Mamie
>
> On Wed, Feb 2, 2022 at 1:49 PM Janet Wilson <[log in to unmask]>
> wrote:
>
> > I just received the updated copy of the Maine Library Trustee
> > Handbook, a truly useful resource for our boards and ourselves. I took
> > the time to read the "Freedom to Read Statement" in the appendix
> > section. I am sure most, if not all, of us have read this in the past,
> > but I highly recommend re-reading it. At a time in our history when
> > freedom to hear and express unpopular opinions is under attack from
> > all sides, it is worth considering how we, and our libraries, may be
> > contributing to that fight. Do we support the freedom to read for all
> > points of view, or only our own? All of us need to constantly be on
> > guard against what I think is a natural human tendency to suppress
> > ideas with which we disagree. Happy reading!
> >
> > Janet Wilson
> >
> > --
> > Janet Wilson, Director
> > Rangeley Public Library
> > P.O. Box 1150
> > 7 Lake St.
> > Rangeley, ME 04970
> > (207)864-5529
> > [log in to unmask]
> >
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> Mamie Anthoine Ney
>
> Auburn Public Library
>
> 49 Spring St.
>
> Auburn, ME 04210
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> 207.333.6640 x 2020
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> β€œIt seems like everything sleeps in winter, but it's really a time of
> renewal and reflection.” ― Elizabeth Camden, Until the Dawn
> <https://www.goodreads.com/work/quotes/44589607>
>


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Nancy Petersons
Mechanic Falls Public Library
108 Lewiston St., 3rd Floor
Mechanic Falls, ME 04256
207-345-9450

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