Libraries are a symbol of democracy

Jo Godwin once said, “A truly great library contains something in it to offend everyone.”

This quote seems especially fitting now, considering the current political climate surrounding libraries and librarians. There is, it seems, a war on libraries as library boards have joined school boards as the newest front in America’s ongoing “culture war.” Wyoming hasn’t been shielded from this, but rather seems to be trying to make itself a leading voice.

Take, for example, the recent development in Campbell County where the library board voted 4-1 to oust Director Terri Lesley. Lesley had served as d...

 

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