Posted on January 16, 2024 at 3:23 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

New Mexico lawmakers are following in the footsteps of their counterparts in Massachusetts and Illinois.

Book Riot reports that Representative Kathleen Cates and Senator Herald Pope modeled a bill after a new law in the Land of Lincoln.

That is, in order for libraries to receive state funding, they must adopt and follow the American Library Association's Bill of Rights and also adopt or create a policy that prohibits removing materials based on "partisan or doctrinal disapproval."

The New Mexico bill also makes it against the law for libraries to be punished financially for not engaging in book banning.

You can read more about the New Mexico library protection legislation at Book Riot.

The website also has a long resource guide for library workers and supporters who are experiencing the severe repercussions of the book-ban movement.

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