Library Board denies book appeal 4-1 on basis of trust


March 2, 2023

-Chronicle photo by Melissa Gemmell

Before a near standing-room-only meeting of the Columbia County Rural Library Board of Trustees, Marcene Hendrickson, standing at right, appealed to the board to act in a manner to return trust that has been lost between the library and the community.

DAYTON–The Columbia County Rural Library Board of Trustees (CCRL) were greeted by a group of picketers prior to hearing their first appeal regarding a controversial book about transgender and/or nonbinary lifestyles, the policy supporting inclusion of the book in the Dayton Memorial Library being upheld by a 4-1 board vote during its monthly meeting February 27.

The appeal was to discuss Dire...

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