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Defending the First Amendment

This is in response to the article about the Commissioners attempting to tell the Library how to do their job that appeared in the June 9 edition of the paper.

We want you to know that we stand with Mr. Mirabito. The Commissioners have no business telling the library what books they should or should not display. The library is a place where all should feel welcome, see themselves reflected in the pages of books, and know that their voice matters. Those books belong in the Children’s Department. They are, after all, children’s books, and they teach lessons in tolerance that it would behoove all of us, including adults, to emulate. If we believed, as our Declaration of Independence states, that all (people) are created equal, marginal groups would not be separated. And we would all be accepted for who we are.

NANCY E McCARTY

ALISSA DuBOIS

Williamsport

Submitted via Virtual Newsroom

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