Crawford County Library Board to not touch ‘social sections’ due to lawsuit; approves new book reconsideration policy with Act 372 en route

Sarah Wilson (clockwise from center, right) helps Emerald Wilson, 3, Jeremiah Wilson, 9, and Bella Wilson, 7, all of Natural Dam, paint small flower pots, Wednesday, July 12, 2023, during a gardening-themed summer reading program event at the Cedarville Public Library in Cedarville. At its meeting Tuesday, the Crawford County Library Board discussed not voting to relocate children's books with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning subject matter to and from a designated section inside country libraries until an ongoing federal civil-rights lawsuit is resolved. Visit nwaonline.com/photo for today's photo gallery.
(River Valley Democrat-Gazette/Hank Layton)
Sarah Wilson (clockwise from center, right) helps Emerald Wilson, 3, Jeremiah Wilson, 9, and Bella Wilson, 7, all of Natural Dam, paint small flower pots, Wednesday, July 12, 2023, during a gardening-themed summer reading program event at the Cedarville Public Library in Cedarville. At its meeting Tuesday, the Crawford County Library Board discussed not voting to relocate children's books with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning subject matter to and from a designated section inside country libraries until an ongoing federal civil-rights lawsuit is resolved. Visit nwaonline.com/photo for today's photo gallery. (River Valley Democrat-Gazette/Hank Layton)

CEDARVILLE -- Crawford County's Library Board changed how people can challenge material in its libraries in the face of both an ongoing federal civil rights lawsuit and state legislation set to take effect next month.

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