An Open Letter of Appreciation to West Bend Community Library sign now

Dear West Bend Community Library,

We're writing in support of your efforts to keep books of your choice on your shelves.

As lifelong students both of reading and of a world moved by its power, we're troubled to hear of actions recently taken in an attempt by some citizens to have books removed--or even moved--from where you've placed them on the shelves of your library.

For your steadfast insistence that it is the library staff's decision as to which books it makes available, as well as where and how, and for your work year-round on behalf of literature and learning, you have our undying appreciation.

If we could give libraries a hug, we would give you one now.

Recognizing that it is precisely in our diversity where lies our species' strength, we applaud your staff for standing up for our right to read from a great variety of sources.

Keep on being awesome, West Bend Community Library! You make nerds happy.

With gratitude from a world of books and readers,

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  • 02 December 201550. Jacob J
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  • 01 December 201549. Tim H
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  • 29 September 201548. Whitney K
    It is important for people to understand all types of people. You wouldn't ban all literature featuring violence or war, would you? Even though reading about violence could be deemed as 'harmful to minors'. Please consider this. City, State/Province/Regio
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  • 24 March 201544. T J
    I am not gay, but I applaud your fortitude. City, State/Province/Region, Country Florida
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    Keep being awesome
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  • 31 October 201437. Naomi Kelly
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  • 02 September 201436. Hannah E
    Dear Librarians, I am originally from West Bend, but am studying at Ripon right now. I would like to thank you for your steadfast support of education and freedom of opinion! The US Constitution protects freedom of speech, even if it offends some people.
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  • 26 December 201332. Jackson S
    As a frequent visitor of West Bend, I was appalled to learn about the homophobic plot to ruin its library, and applaud all resistance against this effort. City, State/Province/Region, Country Campbellsport, WI, USA
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    Thank you for supporting such a worthy cause! City, State/Province/Region, Country Monroe, Wisconsin
  • 29 March 201325. Nate B
    Long live diversity in literature! Long live public libraries! City, State/Province/Region, Country Bollullos Par del Condado, Andalucia, Spain
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