Drag Queen Story Hour Success at EVPL
Hundreds gathered for EVPL's Drag Queen Story Hour at the North Park location.
One of the most highly debated events in the Tri-State took place over the weekend, and the turnout was well over what was expected.
Both protesters and supporters of the event showed up to express themselves outside the North Park library. Only adults with a child were let into the library, but it quickly reached capacity and lines started to form outside the door.
Supporters took their art skills to the next level with their hand-made signs.
The event has been argued in city council meetings for weeks, but the library board decided to go through with the event. Many protesters lined up outside with signs of disapproval. Many of them had megaphones and were shouting Bible verses and condemning people for "sinning".
The parking lot filled up quickly, so people started parking in Central High School's parking lot. Before long, that had a recognizable amount of traffic as well.
Eyewitness news reported that approximately 275 children were able to attend Drag Queen Story Hour, and an additional 150 children were turned away due to capacity.
The library board said there is not another story hour planned at the moment, but they are considering all opinions for one in the future.