Posted on September 20, 2021 at 10:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Librarians to the rescue!

The president of York County Libraries in southern Pennsylvania is taking steps to ensure books banned in the local school district are available in his facilities.

Central York School District has gained national attention for a ban on hundreds of anti-racism books and resources.

The ban was passed in October by an all-white school board, and teachers were emailed about the banned materials in August, according to local TV station abc27.

Students protested outside of Central York High School last week, and York County Libraries President Robert Lambert wrote a letter criticizing the board’s decision.

He said the library system is working to make sure the materials in question are available either in the York County facilities or by statewide interlibrary loans.

School board members, of course, have also spoken out about the ban, which passed unanimously.

The board president told CNN that it’s a coincidence that all of the materials are by or about people of color, while another member characterized it as a “temporary hold” while the contents of the materials are reviewed.

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