Victoria Public Library to hold board meeting regarding books that have received complaints

The board meeting is scheduled for December 15 at 5 pm in the council chambers, located at 107 West Juan Linn Street

VICTORIA, Texas – The Victoria Public Library will hold its board meeting Wednesday, December 15 at 5 pm in the council chambers, located at 107 West Juan Linn Street, to determine whether or not to remove all or some of the books in question that some residents have voiced complaints against. There are 21 books up for discussion, with most of them relating to LGBTQ topics.

At this time these books cannot be checked out, however, the books can still be viewed in the library by asking the front desk. The books in question are listed on the meeting agenda which you can find here.

Ashley Strevel with the Victoria Communications and Public Affairs office tells us that the city’s library director is in charge of approving what books are housed in the Victoria Public Library. The Library Advisory Board will decide at the meeting to either remove all or some of these books or to uphold the library director’s original decision to the residents’ requests. The library director had denied all requests made to have these books removed from the library’s collection, and some residents are now appealing that decision to the board.