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Selective legislative outrage costs us all

March 31, 2022

A recent letter expressed concerns about materials available to all users in possession of a Boundary County library card. Key word is all. It is my library too. I stand with the library director. The letter writer then goes on to describe the contents of novels that should be, or already are, restricted.

Hopefully no children read 9b.News and asked what a strap on penis is and what it is used for. Of course, there is always Google. What? Wait! Children have access to the internet?

"But some parents may not feel comfortable allowing their children to wander around.”

And there is the rub, isn’t it? That is their job. Knowing where they are. Not mine. Not the librarian's. Not politicians. However, the result of this legislator driven “selective outrage” is a $4-million budget cut to libraries.

Wonder whom it will impact more? City people or country folk?
Rosanne Smith
Moyie Springs

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