Delaware Library Association
Cape Henlopen Board of Education Action
The Cape Henlopen Board of Education has made the decision to remove the novel The
Miseducation of Cameron Post from the list of summer reading choices for in-coming 9th grade students
attending Cape Henlopen High School.
Rumors recently made public that the use
of Delaware Library Association's Blue Hen Award List will be suspended as
a recommended summer reading list for students.
Margery Cyr, chair of the DLA Intellectual Freedom Committee
Sent a letter to
Suggests these talking points:
- reading is a right of all people
- the freedom to choose what to read should be made within the context of
their family's values
- a family does not have the right to dictate their particular values to
- young people need a wide selection of materials to choose from
- reducing the number of titles on a list reduces options. The options should
- elected Boards have the responsibility to follow their written and approved
Office of Intellectual Freedom, American Library Association
Sent a letter to
Is working closely with DLA concerning this situation.
Posted information on their blog: OIF blog
Henlopen pulls book, draws fire (Delaware Online)
removes book from summer reading list (CapeGazettee.com)
of Rights (American Library Association)
Banned Books Week: Celebrating
the Freedom to Read (American Library Association)
& First Amendment Issues (American Library Association)
of the United States (National Archives, Charters of Freedom)
2014 Delaware Library Association and Maryland
Library Association Joint Conference
Thanks to all of you who made the conference such a success. We hope you
had a good conference and will join us again next year.
The Delaware Library Association (DLA) is a nonprofit
organization and is incorporated under the name Delaware Library
Association, Incorporated. The Association is a chapter of the American
The Blue Hen Book Award is a children's choice award sponsored by the Youth Services Division (YSD) of the Delaware Library Association.
See the Blue Hen Award Winners webpage.
September 21−27, 2014
2015 MLA/DLA joint conference is: May 6 - 8
Mark your calendars!
For more information, see: Conference
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