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Iowa library shifts the policy after the outrage over LGBT materials

ORANGE CITY, Iowa – A northwest Iowa library is shifting how it categorizes books after several residents pressed for the separation of materials that have LGBTQ themes.

The Orange City Public Library, the council decided Tuesday to experiment with the grouping of books by subject and subcategory, place in alphabetical order by the author.

The library of the board of directors, the chairman, Jared Weber, says the changes could start with a test on a few subjects during the summer and expand to the rest of the library as clients, as the new system.

The Sioux City Journal reports the move comes a month after a number of members of the community circulated a petition that the library of the label and the different materials, in which LGBTQ issues.

The petition also asked the library to seek public input for the acquisition of new materials on LGBTQ subjects. The library board will vote next month on the revision of the library policy requires an additional control on acquisitions.

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Information: Sioux City Journal, http://www.siouxcityjournal.com

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