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Resolution Against Book Bans


WHEREAS, reading is a foundational skill critical to future learning and to exercise our democratic freedoms; and


WHEREAS libraries provide access to books that offer teachable moments for readers of all ages and expand our understanding of people with different backgrounds, ideas, beliefs; and


WHEREAS books are tools for understanding complex issues; and


WHEREAS, limiting young people's access to books does not protect them from life’s complex and challenging issues; and


WHEREAS young people deserve to see themselves reflected in a library's collection; and


WHEREAS librarians are professionals trained not to impose their thoughts and opinions on which ideas are right but to make knowledge and ideas available so that people have the freedom to choose what to read; and


WHEREAS, removing and banning books from public libraries or public schools is a slippery slope to government censorship and the erosion of our country’s commitment to freedom of expression; and


WHEREAS a large majority of Americans across the political spectrum oppose book bans; and


WHEREAS librarians are professionals trained not to impose their own thoughts and opinions on which ideas are right but to make knowledge and ideas available so that people have the freedom to choose what to read;


WHEREAS book bans harm communities; then


THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that Tri-Town Against Racism endorse the following statement:


Individuals should be trusted to make their own decisions about what they read and believe. Further, parents should not be making decisions for other parents' children about what they read.


We are united against book bans.


THEREFORE, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that Tri-Town Against Racism will act to protect the rights of all students/everyone to access various books, in schools, in libraries, in bookstores, online, and elsewhere.

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