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A Colorado Library Board Has Voted to Ban Book

Last month, Christine Gaiter spoke at a Wellington library board meeting advocating for 19 titles to be moved

She went on to claim that the library was acting as an adult entertainment business under the

Several of the books challenged, including Speak, deal with sexual assault

Several people at the meeting spoke up about their own experiences with sexual abuse and suicidal thoughts,

The board didn’t just refuse to ban or restrict access to these books, though

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Libraries already employ professionals who spend years gaining the expertise to determine which materials are appropriate to

As for what will happen if Wellington residents want to challenge books in the future, that information

It will be interesting to see if other boards follow suit, and if so, what will happen