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Louisiana teens eligible for Brooklyn Public Library card

By: - February 8, 2023 1:46 pm
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The Brooklyn Public Library is offering free digital access cards to teens and young adults nationwide to fight back against a nationwide campaign to remove books from public libraries.

Louisianians age 13 to 21 can request a card, which will give them a year of digital access to the library’s collection. The project is part of the library’s “Books Unbanned” initiative, which was created to fight for teens rights to read what they like and form their own opinions.

Louisiana has seen an escalation in the fight over public libraries. What started as a local movement in several parishes has now escalated to proposed state legislation, which has the full support of Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry, the current frontrunner for this fall’s governor race.

Most of the books targeted in Louisiana and nationwide have LGBTQ+ themes.


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Piper Hutchinson
Piper Hutchinson

Piper Hutchinson is a reporter for the Louisiana Illuminator. She has covered the Legislature and state government extensively for the LSU Manship News Service and The Reveille, where she was named editor in chief for summer 2022.