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Kirk Cameron’s Previously Canceled Library Stop Sees Huge Success

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Kirk Cameron’s Previously Canceled Library Stop Sees Huge Success

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Kirk Cameron’s previously canceled “See You at the Library” event found huge success at the Alabama library with several hundred in attendance.

The See You at the Library event is part of an initiative by Cameron and Brave Books to share and read family-friendly content. The Alabama library was just one of over 260 stops as the actor promotes his newly published children’s book “Pride Comes Before the Fall.”

The Madison Library in Huntsville, Alabama, tried to cancel the event three days before it occurred, claiming it would be too big for their facility.

Cameron, however, felt that the event’s cancelation was politically motivated, and Jeremy Dys, an attorney representing Cameron and Brave Books, urged the library to reverse its decision.

“Upon learning that Mr. Cameron and his friend and Brave Books author, Riley Gaines will be attending in person, you abruptly canceled the event citing ‘security concerns’ form a potential protest of Mr. Cameron and claiming the event exceeds the library’s capacity,” Dys wrote in a letter to the library.

“As a recipient of federal funds, the ALA is prohibited from using taxpayer dollars to violate the First Amendment,” Dys explained. “The senators also make clear that religious groups and organizers deserve equal treatment under the law.”

Cameron had previously accused the American Library Association (ALA) of bias due to a virtual meeting where ALA members purportedly brainstormed ways to block the Brave Books event from happening.

Following pressure from Dys and local community members, the Madison Library reversed its decision, allowing Cameron to hold his See You at the Library event. The library stipulated that the event could have a max attendance of 225 people and called on local law enforcement to help with any logistical needs.

In a statement to Fox Digital, Cameron shared his gratitude for the library changing its decision.

“I believe this reconciliation between us and the Madison Public Library is a testament to the strength and power of moms and dads gathering in prayer for the blessing of their community,” he said. “Both sides rose to a higher ethic than we often see in today’s polarized society.”

The event, which took place on Saturday, was a huge success. The 225 attendee limit was quickly reached, and hundreds more showed up at the Madison Library after the event, according to Red State.

The Huntsville police also thwarted a group of protestors who attempted to spoil Cameron’s reading.

Movieguide® previously reported:

Cameron and his publisher, Brave Books, had organized a book reading at the Madison Public Library in Huntsville, Alabama. The reading was part of the publishing house’s “See You at the Library Day,” a nationwide event to read family-friendly content at hundreds of libraries.

The Madison Public Library, however, abruptly canceled the event three days before it was scheduled to occur, citing the number of attendees as being too large for any of the library’s spaces…

“After discussing the logistics of the event with both the Library and the event organizer, the Madison City Police Department and the Madison City Fire Marshal have recommended that the event be held at an alternative location,” the statement continued.

Given Brave Books’ conservative and Christian values, however, the event organizers felt that the cancelation of the event was fueled by political bias more than anything else.

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