Some residents of Orange City, Iowa, are petitioning the public library to separate materials that deal primarily with LGBTQ themes and halt any new acquisitions without public input. Others say they support the library’s integrating these materials, even if they don’t personally endorse the content. Both sides aired their views during a packed meeting of the Orange City Public Library trustees on February 20. Nearly 20 people spoke, half supporting the inclusion of the books and nearly as many against.
Sioux City (Iowa) Journal, Feb. 20