Maine: “Lebanon Town Officials Criticize Library’s Budget Request, Citing Concern Over Library Materials”
From NewsCenter Maine:
The town library in Lebanon has its budget in limbo after committee members in mid-January questioned the literature that would be purchased by the librarian in the coming fiscal year.
Committee members laughed about the issue, saying things such as “I would like to know what genres she’s including when voting on this,” and other generalizations about library literature like “I think it all depends on what kind of books especially with what’s going on nowadays.”
The committee ended up tabling the approval for the town library budget, stating it wanted to see a full list of every book the librarian intends to purchase.
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