SB 154 Damages Literacy Efforts - Trust our Librarians
Please contact your elected officials and urge them to trust our professional school librarians by voting against SB154.
The Georgia legislature is considering Senate Bill 154, which could result in school librarians facing up to a year in jail and $5,000 in fines for curating developmentally appropriate content in our schools.
There is disinformation being spread online that schools contain obscene materials, but this is not the case. The constitutionally protected books and materials in school libraries serve as tools for understanding complex issues, and limiting young people's access to them does not protect them from life's complex and challenging issues.
This bill removes the protection for librarians regarding information deemed "harmful to minors." This broad term will limit the diverse content available for our students.
If you believe that educators are overwhelmingly working with the best intentions to provide engaging, developmentally relevant materials for our students in Georgia, please send a message to your own and other state senators, urging them to vote against SB154.