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Drag Queen Storytime Sparks Debate

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A new addition to Monroe County Public Library’s children’s programming has sparked heated public debate on the Herald Times’ website.

On July 21st, the library is scheduled to host two local drag queens, as they read stories to children and sing songs while dressed in drag. The event was planned by the children’s librarians at the Monroe County Public Library.

Reactions within the comments section of a Herald-Times article about the drag queen’s reading of children’s books revealed a divided public opinion.

One commenter called the event a “display of sexual perversion”. Another called librarian staff members sick.