Paris-Bourbon County Public Library Becomes Sanctuary Library
On November 15, 2023 the Board of Trustees of the Paris–Bourbon County Public Library declared the Library to be a SANCTUARY LIBRARY, committed to protecting freedom of expression in its community. It becomes thus the first in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. As such, knowledge and the Constitutionally protected access to information has been enshrined by and at the Library for the residents of Bourbon County.
On December 28, 2023 the Bourbon County Fiscal Court adopted a resolution supporting the Paris-Bourbon County Library Board of Trustee’s declaration that the Library will protect freedom of expression.
On Tuesday, January 23, the Paris City Commission adopted a resolution supporting the Paris-Bourbon County Library Board of Trustee’s designation that the Library will protect the First Amendment rights of citizens through its services.