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To: Carroll County Commissioners

Support the Freedom to Read in Carroll County

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We ask Carroll County Commissioners to stand up to the censors, and fully fund the Carroll County Library.

Why is this important?

There is a small group in our community that is attacking libraries and librarians because they dislike the themes and ideas in certain books. Most of the books they are targeting are about LGBTQ+ people and people of color.

Last year this group went after our school libraries, where they had more than 50 books pulled from shelves. Now they are threatening the funding of the Carroll County Public Library to “send a message" to librarians who support the freedom to read. We recognize these attacks for what they are: censorship.

No one is required to read books or use resources they personally object to, but removing them denies access to everyone who values them.

Please sign and share this petition to take a stand against censorship and support the full funding of the Carroll County Public Library in the upcoming budget.
Carroll County, MD, USA

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