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County attorney David Jones said Tuesday the Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library (EVPL) may have to allow Neo-Nazis in its buildings because of its decision to host Drag Queen Story Hour.

The EVPL has responded, saying it grounds its decision in what’s called the Library Bill of Rights.

Former Vanderburgh Co. Sheriff Named To EVPL Board

Feb 13, 2019
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Vanderburgh county commissioners have named former sheriff Eric Williams to the library’s board of trustees.

Williams will fill a seat vacated by Andrew Ozete, who resigned a few weeks ago during the Drag Queen Story Hour controversy.

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The Drag Queen Story Hour controversy has prompted the attorney for the Vanderburgh County Commissioners to issue a warning about the event’s possible unintended consequences for the library.

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A trustee on the board of the Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library (EVPL) has lost her seat amid controversy over a library event that will feature drag queens and kings reading to children. The Vanderburgh county council declined to re-appoint Barbara Williams to the board at a meeting Wednesday afternoon.

EVPL Responds To Comments From County Commissioners

Jan 31, 2019

The Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library (EVPL) isn’t backing down from its decision to host Drag Queen Story Hour. The library issued a statement Thursday afternoon, two days after a discussion of the event at a meeting of county commissioners.