Patriotic Review: 18 October, 2022

Patriotic Review: 18 October, 2022

Hello fellow Patriots,

It’s time for the Washoe County Library Board of Trustees to meet.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2022 4:00 P.M.
Sparks Library 1125 12th St, Sparks, NV 89431

10/19/2022 – Agenda – Minutes – Hybrid – Virtual Meeting & Sparks Library

We did request (by email to the Library Director) that Drag Queen Story Hour be placed on the Agenda for discussion and resolution, yet we did not meet the time requirements for it to be agendized this meeting.

Please note that meetings for the Library Board were cancelled for the months of June, July and August of 2022. This is in the Agenda Packet. It is somewhat disconcerting that with the record attendance at the September meeting and the concerns regarding Drag Queen Story Hour that the item was not placed on the Agenda without a public request.

From the Agenda Packet:

“Library Director Update 10/10/22
Library Board of Trustees Update
Our next LBOT meeting will be on October 19 at the Sparks Library. You will notice minor edits to the bylaws and new agenda format emphasizing patron conduct. We had many public comments at the September meeting protesting the Drag Queen Storytime. I am unsure why they chose September to protest when we have our Pride events in June and July. I know libraries were generally under attack during Banned Books Week (the same week as our board meeting), which forced libraries to close due to bomb threats. I have met with our county counsel and board chair about conduct during the meeting and how to handle it. I am confident that we will be able to maintain order in future meetings.”

Problems with the Drag Queen Story Hour around the country:

Should the Drag Queen Story Hour become agendized, we will send you an email.

I’ll be there at the meeting Wednesday,

Bruce Parks