Action filed with West Bend Library Board to remove specific gay books


March 2, 2009

WEST BEND - Concerned with the presence and appropriateness of some materials at the West Bend Community Memorial Library, West Bend residents Ginny and Jim Maziarka are taking action.




The Maziarkas have filed a formal, written complaint with the library. The complaint has been placed on the March agenda and will be heard by the members of the Library Board when they convene for their monthly meeting on Tuesday night.

Due to a large crowd that is expected to attend the proceedings, the meeting has been moved from the library board room to the City Council Chambers at City Hall.

"We find the books for youth on homosexuality to be biased, gay-affirming, promotional and romanticized," the Maziarkas said in an e-mail sent to the Daily News. "We believe our library should be offering appropriate, wholesome literature to our youth instead of pursuing the illegitimate goals of transforming the views of other people's children on the contentious issue of homosexuality."

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At a glance

What: Library Board Meeting

Where: West Bend City Hall, City Council Chambers, 1115 S. Main St.

When: Tuesday, March 3

Time: 7 p.m.

This story appeared in The Daily News on March 2, 2009.