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Florida becomes latest state to cut ties with American Library Association after ‘Marxist’ controversy

The state of Florida has announced it is cutting ties with the American Library Association (ALA) after the nonprofit weighed in on the ongoing controversy surrounding sexually explicit books found in schools.

The Division of Library and Information Services, which the Florida Department of State oversees, has issued a new rule that forbids any grant activities linked to the ALA this year. The decision includes state chapters.

The state’s ALA chapter, the Florida Library Association (FLA), said a memo from state officials claimed the decision was made in response to “scrutiny” related to “the use of public funds to support these organizations.”

“FLA believes that this limitation will hurt Florida libraries’ ability to serve our residents,” Jenny Abdelnour, executive director of the FLA, wrote in an email sent to members following the rule change.

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Fox News’ Jeffrey Clark contributed to this report. 

Nikolas Lanum is an associate editor for Fox News Digital.

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