Prattville library board committee urges director to move books under new policies

“The Book of Pronouns,” “Being You: First Conversations About Gender,” “Yes! no! “First Conversations About Consent,” “Bye Bye His Binary,” and “Red: A Crayon Story” – all of these books will be reviewed and appropriately shelved by the former Autauga’s Platteville Public Library Board. It turns out that. This decision was supposed to be ironclad. […]

Delisa Ashley Jones Appointed as New Yuma County Library District Director

Open audio article player by staff | upon February 28, 2024 by City of Yuma Audio for this article is made possible by the CAST11 Prescott Podcast Network. A Talking Glass Media production. The Yuma County Board of Supervisors proudly announces the appointment of Delisa Ashley Jones as the new Yuma County Library District Director. […]

Maricopa County Purchases Property for North Valley Regional Library Expansion

Audio for this article is made possible by the CAST11 Prescott Podcast Network. A Talking Glass Media production. A new and improved Maricopa County Library is coming to the rapidly growing North Valley. After receiving approval from the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors on Jan. 24, the Maricopa County Library District closed on the $9 […]

Yuma County appoints new Library District Director

YUMA COUNTY, Ariz. (KYMA, KECY) – The Yuma County Board of Supervisors has appointed Delisa Ashley Jones as the county's new library district director, replacing Lisa Mendez. “I am very excited for Ashley to take on this role. She has been well prepared during her four years as Deputy Librarian. She will do a great […]

House committee changes bill to require cause for removal of library board members

When Sen. Chris Elliott (R-Josephine) drafted SB10, it would have allowed appointing authorities to remove library commissioners at will with a simple majority vote. However, following amendments made by the House Committee on County and City Government on Wednesday, removal of a library commissioner would require a two-thirds vote and a showing of cause from […]

Pima County library launching music streaming service

arizona daily star The new service seeks to celebrate the sounds of Tucson, but we're not talking coyotes howling or cicadas chirping. of Pima County Public Library is launching a local music streaming service called Desert Streams. The platform follows in the footsteps of other public libraries in the famous music cities of Austin, Seattle […]

National anti-censorship groups call for reversal of Prattville Library policies

PEN America, Read Freely Alabama, and EveryLibrary, the national censorship coalition, on Tuesday told the Autauga-Platteville Library Board that all children's and young adult books related to sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and related issues They called for the new policy banning the ban to be rescinded. The groups called the new policy discriminatory and […]

Alabama Senate passes bill allowing local governments to remove library board members

The Alabama Senate passed a bill Wednesday that would allow local city councils and county commissions to remove members of local library boards. Senate Bill 10 is sponsored by state Sen. Chris Elliott (R-Josephine). “This bill deals with local library boards and how their members are appointed and their appointment powers,” Elliott explained. “In this […]

Bill allowing removal of library board members at local level passes the Senate

The Senate on Wednesday approved a bill that would allow local governments that appoint library commissioners to remove them. The bill, SB10, passed on a 26-7 vote along party lines. The bill, now before the House, is a significant step forward in the Republican agenda to regulate the types of books allowed in libraries, particularly […]