Instead of Banning That Book, Just Have a Conversation with Your Child's School Librarian
Trust us; it's way easier.
"Parents make the best decisions for their children... Anybody can call their librarian and say, 'my child cannot check out that book.' If you don't want your kids to have it, PARENT."
Jaime Farough, school board member,
Wilson County, TN
"Parents make the best decisions for their children...— EveryLibrary (@EveryLibrary) January 23, 2023
Anybody can call their librarian and say, 'my child cannot check out that book.'
If you don't want your kids to have it, PARENT." https://t.co/tczDkqkCaV
Yes! It really is that easy.
Suppose you are concerned that your child will check out a book that you find objectionable or even books on a subject that you find offensive. Reach out to their school librarian and find a time to discuss your concerns. Tell them you do not want your child to check out those books. It's as simple as that.
You will save yourself the hassle of getting a book banned from the school library. And you have protected the rights of other parents in the process.
You can also talk with your child and let them know if there are certain materials you want them to avoid at the school library. You can share your concerns with your child's teachers, and you can check their backpack the day they visit the school library to see what books they have checked out. All of these options are more effective than banning books.