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Calgary police investigating after LGBTQ+ themed library books returned damaged

A public library in Ridgeland, Miss., is on track to receive full funding as of April 2022 after the city and the Madison County Library System resolved a dispute. In January 2022, Ridgeland Mayor Gene McGee said he planned to withhold $110,000 of public money from the library after he received complaints about the library displaying books 'inappropriate for children', including some LGBTQ-themed books similar to these that were photographed Thursday, Jan. 27, 2022. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File) A public library in Ridgeland, Miss., is on track to receive full funding as of April 2022 after the city and the Madison County Library System resolved a dispute. In January 2022, Ridgeland Mayor Gene McGee said he planned to withhold $110,000 of public money from the library after he received complaints about the library displaying books 'inappropriate for children', including some LGBTQ-themed books similar to these that were photographed Thursday, Jan. 27, 2022. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)
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Police are investigating after damaged L-G-B-T-Q-plus books were returned to staff at the Calgary Public Library.

Officers say the books were returned Thursday afternoon at around 4:30 p.m. at the Crowfoot branch.

Police say their hate prevention team is now looking into it.

They ask anyone with information about the incident to call them, or leave an anonymous tip through Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-222-8477, online or by downloading the P3 Tips app.

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