The Sonoma County Library programing includes: Drag Story Hours, LGBTQI Teen Groups and activities, Here + Queer the Sonoma County LGBTQI Archives.
At Wednesday’s library commission meeting, more than a dozen vocal detractors made public comments, displayed signs, and stated that they intend to protest at our libraries, on story days and at other times. Here is a link to the recording of that meeting.
WARNING there are homophobic and transphobic statements: https://www.youtube.com/ live/xiT0Od-j18o?feature= share&t=4072
Here’s how to support the library:
WRITE A LETTER. It can be as simple as a thank you for doing the Drag Story Hour or the LGBTQI Teen groups or write something longer.
- Electronic Writing – Written comments may be submitted via email to commissioncomments@ sonomalibrary.org.
- U.S. Mail – Written comments may be submitted via U.S. mail to ATTN: Commission Comments, 6135 State Farm Drive, Rohnert Park, CA 94928. It is advised you consider normal delays in mail delivery when sending your written comment via U.S. mail.
- Orally, Live – Oral comments may be given during their monthly meeting.
A group called “Sonoma County Parents Stand Up for Kids” plans to “peacefully protest” at the Petaluma Regional Library this Saturday (June 10) at 10 am.
The Library has requested that “If you want to take part in a peaceful, thoughtful and non-violent response to this group, that you model respectful civil behavior and discourse. Disruptive or violent behavior is unacceptable, and we appreciate your commitment to this value.”