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Bill in Missouri raises fears of book banning in public libraries–and prison sentences for librarians who don’t comply

Jan 17 2020

Free speech and library advocates are sounding the alarm this week over a bill proposed in Missouri that seeks to establish “parental library review boards” as a condition of state funding, with the boards having the power to decide which “age-appropriate” materials can be accessible to minors within the library. And librarians who refuse to comply with the board’s decisions? They would be subject to a fine, and up to a year in prison.

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