Port: One North Dakota library is protesting legislative censorship this weekend


MINOT, N.D. — On Saturday, March 4, from 1 to 3 p.m., my local library here in Minot will be hosting a protest.

Since librarians organized it, it’ll be a quiet one. A silent “read-in” aimed at protesting bills before the state Legislature in Bismarck targeting our right to read.

“North Dakota legislators have introduced HB 1205 & SB 2360, which would criminalize libraries and businesses for carrying certain books and movies based on a vague description of what is considered obscene,” reads the succinct and entirely accurate description of the event shared by the Minot Public Library.

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