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Dixon Library Board bolsters policy against censorship following call to remove LGBTQ comic books

Residents continue to weigh in on debate over sexual content in books

Sharon McLane speaks during the Dixon Library Board meeting Monday, Aug. 8, 2022, against removing LGBTQ comic books from the library.
Dixon Library Director Antony Deter, right, speaks about possible policy changes during the Library Board meeting Monday, Aug. 8, 2022.
These two books are at the center of the controversy at Dixon Public Library. The graphic novels were put on display as part of Pride month and contain material that some think aren’t appropriate for younger aged children.
There were 11 community members who spoke during the Dixon Library Board meeting Monday, Aug. 8, 2022, following concerns about censorship and discrimination with LGBTQ comic books containing sexual content.
Rachel Rodgers

Rachel Rodgers

Rachel Rodgers joined Sauk Valley Media in 2016 covering local government in Dixon and Lee County.