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Rightsholders Group to Charge Libraries for Reading Books to Kids

The Next Web – “This morning, word got out in Belgian media that SABAM is spending time and resources to contact local libraries across the nation, warning them that they will start charging fees because the libraries engage volunteers to read books to kids. Volunteers. Who – again – READ BOOKS TO KIDS.”

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Library patron ‘terrified’ at prospect of jail time

AJC – “Yes, Donnetta Foster admits she was asked to leave the Decatur library last October after her toddler laughed too loudly at flash cards. Yes, she said she became boisterous herself when a DeKalb County police officer arrived and ordered her to leave the library’s grounds. And yes, Foster acknowledges some of her choice words included profanity. But at a news conference Friday, the 20-year-old single mother and college student insisted her actions nearly a year ago didn’t rise to the level of criminal activity and a charge of disorderly conduct.”

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