The Tigard Public Library canceled a Drag Queen Storytime event scheduled for Sunday due to threats of violence.
Officials also said they will shut the library down for the day as a precautionary measure. A planned sit-in protest and a counter-protest had been circulating on social media, but officials have not confirmed the source of the threats.
Tigard police spokesperson Kelsey Anderson said the “threats are part of an ongoing investigation” and are “isolated to this specific event.”
UPDATE: Drag Queen Storytime at Tigard Public Library on Sun 6/11 is canceled, due to repeated threats of violence and information indicating the safety of our community may be jeopardized. Out of an abundance of caution, the library will also be closed to the public for the day. https://t.co/USeuXPV0cj— Tigard Police (@TigardPolice) June 9, 2023
The event was sponsored by the city of Tigard as part of Pride Month.