I sure do. I have taken my kids to the library since they were teeny tiny. I am a big fan of our local library. The kids love getting to check out books, the story times, and performances they have. We are able to walk to our library making it a great inexpensive eco-friendly excursion for us. The children’s librarian is great. I really can’t say enough about the library.
Now… take a look at this from a ruling by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) about the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA):
“… would require public, school, academic and museum libraries to either remove all their books or ban all children under 12 from visiting the facilities, beginning on February 10.”
Seriously! The American Library Association (ALA) recently sent a letter to Congress urging action.
This legislation is in serious need of an overhaul if not an outright repeal so that Congress can start over again and actually make some sensible legislation to protect our children from unsafe products. This is not the way.
Please continue to spread the word, continue to contact your representatives (see links), continue to fight for our rights to have safe products for our children, just not to the point of driving out small businesses, children’s libraries, cottage industries…