Parents reportedly took issue with the inclusion of Maia Kobabe's "Gender Queer: A Memoir" in the library's collection. Kobabe's comic book contains illustrations of sex acts, including one encounter involving a sex toy, and has been touted as "a tool" to help others understand pronoun use and the meaning of "nonbinary." When asked to remove the book from circulation, the library board instead set it behind the counter.

The board kept 59 other books with LGBT themes — including "Spinning" and "Kiss Number 8" — on the shelves (some in the young adult section) despite similar backlash.