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Letter-writer wants 'The Book Page' feature at the library reinstated, wonders why no response

Recently a situation occurred in Canby that is deeply disturbing to a lot of the citizens and patrons of the Canby Public Library.

"The Book Page" a selection guide listing newly published books, was abruptly and suddenly removed from the library with no explanation whatsoever for the reason why it was removed.

"The Book Page" has been available for free at the Canby Library. This publication is most helpful and contains lists of new books covering a wide variety of topics that are of interest to all ages.

The Herald-Pioneer.

I will note that the cost of "The Book Page" was paid for entirely by the Friends of the Library, an organization that adds many extra benefits to the library. No tax money was used in the purchase of the publication.

On April 29, 2021, I wrote a letter to Mr. Danny Smith, library director, with copies of the letter going to Mr. Scott Archer, city administrator, and the Canby City Council. I clearly asked for the reinstatement of "The Book Page" at the library. It seems utterly incredulous that I have received no response, either from Mr. Smith, Mr. Archer or the City Council.

The removal of the publication from the library is clearly not in line with the freedom of information that we expect from our library. This is a dangerous precedent and must be stopped.

I ask for the immediate reinstatement of "The Book Page."

Jane Thompson

Canby


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