June 1ST, 2023, the Camp Verde Community Library revealed their “Read with Pride” display in the front library (bottom floor, must be passed to access children’s library) lobby and posted the display, along with up close photos of included books, to their Instagram account. The post didn’t make it to Facebook, although historically, every other Instagram post seemed to post to the library’s Facebook account simultaneously. Upon inspecting the books included in the display (after noticing there were children’s books directly next to books of adult topics) it was discovered that the display also included children’s books about sex, porn, gender ideology, transgender indoctrination, puberty blockers, sexual mutilation, digital sexual expression (aka “sexting”) and more. Further investigation revealed that there are dozens of books similar in content that were not included in the display but exist within the library, including the children's library. Despite a vast outreach to the library and town management to remove the display and remove the children’s books, each were simply moved from their original location of the display.
We, the undersigned, demand that there permanently be no promotional displays in our Camp Verde public library of materials, symbols, flags, or slogans, especially designed for underage children, regarding sexual orientation, gender orientation, or that promote deviant sex, castration, or any other bodily mutation. We, the undersigned, demand that any LGBTQ or any sexually oriented content be removed from the children’s library section and separated into an adult section that requires parental supervision to view and check out.