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Freedom to Read

freedom to readReading is a joy, a privilege, and the right of every student.

As a student selects the library books he/she wants to read, pleas understand that every book may not be the best choice for that student.  If a book is unappealing or offensive to a student and/or the parents/guardians, that student should return it and select another book.  The student and/or parent/guardian know best what reading materials best serve them and their standards and beliefs.

Other than text or books that are assigned to a student or a class by a teacher, a minor student’s parents or guardians have the right and the responsibility to determine their children’s—and only their children’s—access to library resources.  A student’s rights are protected in selecting his/her own books for reading as implied by the First Amendment to the Constitution in the Bill of Rights.

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