WEST BEND - A grassroots community
group took steps to support the West Bend Community Memorial
Library's policies on Wednesday night.
West Bend Parents for Free Speech
held a two-hour petition signing at the library hours that generated
a steady flow of supporters. By the conclusion of the signing
period, about 200 signatures were obtained. The group has also
generated 155 signatures on its Web site as of 9 p.m. Wednesday.
The group was formed this month by
West Bend resident Maria Hanrahan, in response to a petition being
circulated by Ginny and Jim Maziarka, of the town of West Bend, and
their newly formed group, West Bend Citizens for Safe Libraries.
"We wanted to make sure that if
this was presented to the library board, that another viewpoint
would be presented to them at the same time," said Hanrahan.