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Upcoming Events

Library Advisory Board Meeting on Monday Nov 7 at 4:00PM at City Hall 

Videos of events

Check out the latest footage from the fight. 

About us

Who Are We? 

We are a group of parents, grandparents, and concerned citizens from Abilene who have come together to protect children from the pornographic and sexually explicit books and materials in the Abilene Public Library. Our only agenda is to make the library a safe place for families to bring their kids and not have to worry about them picking up a book in the kid’s section and seeing something that they can’t unsee. The Abilene Taxpayer should not be paying to put pornography in the library that can be found by a child. We also believe that ALL sexually explicit material should be relocated in its own identified section and not placed among books in the children’s section. 

Official Statement: Violence or any “Threats of violence” to any city official, or any other person, will NEVER be supported by those who maintain or follow this web-site. We are peacefully looking out for the safety of our younger generation.

What Are We Fighting For?

The simple answer is the children of Abilene but here are a few of the things we are standing up for.

Keeping Pornography Out of the Library

We must protect this away from the children of Abilene.

Moving All Sexually Explicit Content out of Kid’s Section.

We are not asking for these books to be removed, just relocated to a section where kid’s don’t accidentally pick them up.

Placing Age Requirement on Online Content

The current online program allow anyone with a library card to access everything in the system. 

Form a Group to Look Through New Books

We want to form a committee that can vet and flag books to be looked at before they are put on shelves. 

Stop the Parental Responsibility Policy

This New Policy was added after concerned parents spoke up and is a slap in the face to all those who have kids.

Make the Library Safe for All Families 

We want the library to become a place where parents feel save to let their children look around the kid’s section without them stumbling onto pornography or sexually explicit material. 

Keeping Pornography Out of the Library

Protecting Our Kids

There is no reason a kid should be able to walk up and get their hands on a book that has pornographic images or language in it.

Pornography Causes Long-term Damage

There are countless examples of how kids and even teens were exposed to pornography at a young age and it changed their life forever. Once seen, you can’t unsee it.

You Would Be Arrested on the Street

If you took a book outside the library and showed it to a kid you would be arrested for showing pornographic images to a minor. How is it ok for the library to do it? 

The Local News Blurred Out Book

If the local news stations had to blur out the images and mute the audio as a book is read from, why is it in the library? 

Taxpayer Funded

Did you know that taxpayer money is used by the library to purchase this pornography and place it in public where anyone can access it?

Moving All Sexually Explicit Content out of Kid’s Section.

It’s Like Walking Through A Mine Field

A parent or guardian should be able to let their five year old look through the books in the kids section without having to be worried that every book they pick up could scar them for life. 

Age Appropriate

Young children be able to look for books about pirates or princesses without accidentally grabbing a sexually explicit book.  

Parental Rights

It is the job of the parent to decide when to introduce topics about sex to their children and no library or outside interest should be able to decide for them. 

Homeschool Kids

The library’s biggest patron is kids, specifically kids who are homeschooled. Parents made that choice to protect their kids and the library is preventing that.

All Sexually Explicit Books

This means any book that has sexually explicit content, regardless of preference, race, religion, or anything else.

Placing Age Requirement on Online Content

The current online program allow anyone with a library card to access everything in the system.

We want to work with the library advisory board to work on a plan that allows parents to place Age requirements on access to online library content. Currently, there is no requirement and they can access the entire catalog with a library card. 

Having online access to books and materials online is a very important and useful feature of the library but there needs to be a way to protect which materials kids can access.

Form a Group to Look Through New Books

We want to form a committee that can vet and flag books to be looked at before they are put on shelves. 

Stop the Parental Responsibility Policy

This New Policy was added after concerned parents spoke up and is a slap in the face to all those who have kids.

If passed by the City Council on August 25, this will mean the library and City Officials plan to do nothing to help keep sexually explicit books away from unsuspecting children and turns the library into a mine field for our kids. This is NOT the answer.

Make the Library Safe for All Families

We want the library to become a place where parents feel safe to let their children look around the kid’s section without them stumbling onto pornography or sexually explicit material. Parents who want their kids to view this type of material can easily take their children to the section with it and have at it. They get to decide for their kids, just not for everyone’s kids.

Upcoming Events

Protect Children Next Monday

Library Advisory Board
WHEN: November 7 at 4:00 PM
WHERE: City Hall
The LAB will be making recommendations for 30 books. If you think inappropriate books need to be addressed, please show up.


Nov 8 Election Watch Parties

There are several watch parties being held on election night. If you feel like joining up with like-minded individuals to see Beto lose another race or how the Sanctuary City vote turns out, there will be a chance to do that. The Taylor County Republican Party is hosting one at Station 1 and the Project Destiny folks are hosting one at Fountaingate Fellowship Church. The Abilene Republican Women are also hosting meals prior to the watch parties.

November 12, 2022

EVENT DETAILS

Enjoy the largest inflatable park to hit Abilene, Texas! 

Come out and support local entertainment and vendors on:

Saturday, November 12th, 2022 
from 12:00 PM until 8:00 PM

located at:
Abilene Festival Gardens & Abilene Zoo
2070 Zoo Lane 
Abilene, TX 79602

Wristband: $10
This is a free event to attend. However, wristbands grant wearers access to the inflatables, complimentary access to the Abilene Zoo starting at 5:30pm as well as a live concert performance by

Ariel Hutchins
with opener Brett Patterson 
at 6:30pm


November 15, 2022

Event Details
There will be a discussion panel covering the important topic of Human Trafficking. Learn about the misconceptions out there and how to look out for red flags. Will be at 6PM in the Basement of the Downtown Library

Latest News

Pornography filled “Let’s Talk About It” Book Removed From Library 

Despite a complete failure by the Library Advisory Board to do the right thing on August 29, the first book brought to the public discussion has been removed by City Manager Robert Hanna.

Videos of Events

Below you will see links to some of the latest meeting videos in this battle.

Aug. 25 City Council Meeting

Watch as concerned parents and Abilene citizens spoke against the current version of the Parental Responsibility Act as it doesn’t do enough to protect children. 

September 22 City Council Meeting

Watch as concerned parents and Abilene citizens speak out against a drag show at a public park that allows children to attend.

November 7 LAB Meeting

The Library Advisory Board held a special meeting to discuss and make a recommendation on November 7 about 26 books that the community found inappropriate. Led by members of the Protect Abi Families, concerned citizens read from the books in questions and tried to reason with the board. In the end, the decision was tabled so that a member of the board could further review some of the books in question. 

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If you need to contact us you can do so by emailing us at protectabifamilies@gmail.com