Monday, June 1, 2009

Public hearing on book restrictions in West Bend

As those of you who have been keeping up with the West Bend Community Library drama know, the heat over the library having books with LGBT content in the youth section has not let up at all (it has intensified). The library has been a target with four library board members ousted by the West Bend Common Council. One of the alder people from the council referred to the library as being like "a porn shop."

On Tuesday, June 2nd at 6:00 p.m. the library board will meet at McLane Elementary School in West Bend to listen to arguments for and against the books. People can sign-up to speak to the board from 5:30 - 6 PM only. Each person who registers will be given two minutes to address the board.

The four board members who have been denied by the City Council are still on the board until replacements are appointed.

The capacity in the gym will be limited by the fire marshall. For information about transportation from Madison, call GSAFE at 608-661-4141.

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