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Samuels Public Library Structure
The Samuels Public Library (as Samuels Library, Inc.) is a non-profit 501(C)(3) corporation organized for charitable and educational purposes, and donations are tax-deductible.
Samuels Public Library Cards and Tools for Parents & Guardians
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Samuels Public Library Books and Material Acquisition
Samuels Public Library is committed to a diverse collection that reflects the library’s mission to bring people, information, and ideas together to enrich lives and build community.
Financial Implications to Book Challenges
Fifty-three out of 20,461 patrons (0.25% of patrons) have flooded the library with Request for Reconsideration forms to challenge books with LGBTQ content and severely disrupt the normal operations of the library and harass the librarians and staff.
Legal Implications to Book Challenges
All the books in question are being challenged because they contain LBGTQ content.
Text - The Virginia Human Rights Act
THE VIRGINIA HUMAN RIGHTS ACT (Virginia Code §2.2-3900 - §2.2-3909)
About The Virginia Values Act
THE VIRGINIA VALUES ACT OF 2020
What is the American Library Association?
The American Library Association (ALA) is the oldest, largest, and most influential library association in the world with more than 50,000 members who are librarians, trustees, publishers, and other library supporters.
The Miller Test and Legally Defining Pornography
In order to disqualify published material from First Amendment protection on the grounds of obscenity, the material must meet all three criteria in the three-pronged Miller Test. The three criteria are these: