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Thomas County Library receives backlash from residents about reading material for children

The books in question vary from topics such as the LGBTQ+ community, sex education, and cultural diversity.
Posted at 6:20 PM, Oct 25, 2022

THOMASVILLE, Ga. (WTXL) — Thomas County’s Public Library has received backlash from residents from what some have said is inappropriate reading material for children.

The books in question vary from topics such as the LGBTQ+ community, sex education, and cultural diversity. In total, Thomas County Library received 31 forms of book reconsiderations from the public.

Residents asked for books to be removed from children’s sections and placed under adult material. Two books that have been reported more than once being ‘It’s Perfectly Normal’ and ‘All Boys Aren’t Blue.’

Holly Phillips has been in her field for 10 years and believes this situation is providing an opportunity for everyone to learn from one another.

“That’s why it’s so important to have a really strong material reconsideration policy," said Phillips. "It’s always possible that we have something on our shelf that a parent or a community member might find objectionable and that gives us an opportunity to review it."

Now, Thomas County Library Board Officials review the requests of the residents, and a meeting will be held November 21.