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News From Florida where a measure in the Senate would allow parents to learn the titles of overdue books checked out of libraries by their kids.
Confidentiality laws currently prevent libraries from disclosing to parents what materials their children had borrowed, even though the parent may be responsible for the fines if the books are overdue.
The bill (SB 192) would allow parents of children younger than 16 to learn the titles of overdue materials checked out by their children. The Florida Library Association supports the change, which could reach the full Senate as early as today.