"The Library supports the right of all individuals to read freely. With such a diverse community and so many points of view, disagreement about the collection can arise. Patrons are asked to respect the right of others to use materials one might not personally endorse, and for parents to be responsible for the appropriateness of their children’s choices. The library recognizes the right and responsibility of parents to guide their own children’s library use while allowing other parents to do the same. The Library has a formal process for the review of materials. Library users may initiate the formal review of any item in the collection by completing a Library Materials Evaluation form."
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Join us at HB City Council Meeting on Tuesday, October 17 at 6:00pm to oppose Resolution 2023-41 and fight book bans at our public library. Plan to arrive early. If you cannot attend in person, please submit a written comment to SupplementalComm@surfcity-hb.org
A study session will be held at 4:00pm to review staff findings regarding the original proposal that was passed at the June 20 council meeting. The presentation can be viewed by clicking the button below.
City Council Agenda Item 20 - Submitted by Mayor Pro Tem Van Der Mark to Consider Adoption of Resolution No. 2023-41 establishing a policy for the review and recataloging of library materials containing sexual content at the Huntington Beach Public Library.
SUPPLEMENTAL COMMUNICATION: Members of the public unable to personally participate in the meeting but interested in communicating with the City Council on agenda-related items are encouraged to submit a written (supplemental) communication to the Council via email at SupplementalComm@Surfcity-hb.org. Supplemental Communications are public record, and if received by 9:00 AM on the day of the meeting, will be distributed to the City Council prior to consideration of agenda-related items, posted to the City website, and announced, but not read, at the meeting. Communications received after the 9:00 AM deadline will be incorporated into the administrative record. Members of the public are also welcome to communicate with the City Council (and staff supporting Council) at City.Council@surfcity-hb.org.