Today marks the end of a six-month probation for a local teen banned last summer from all branches of the Chattahoochee Valley Libraries.
Caleb Hanson, 16, had ignored repeated verbal warnings at the North Columbus Branch to stop asking patrons about their faith and offering religious advice. His parents, Elizabeth and Tim Hanson, were mailed a letter dated Aug. 28 that he’d been banned and that his library card was blocked for six months.
Contacted Friday, Caleb said he’d forgotten about the deadline.
“I’m not sure what I’ll do,” he said.
Since August, Caleb has been witnessing for his faith in other places, “Usually, when I’m with my parents,” he said.
He declined to reveal the places he’s been but said “about 100 people” have prayed to receive Christ.
“I’ve gotten good response, praise the Lord.”
Claudya Muller, the director of the Chattahoochee Valley Regional Library System, said last summer that the ban “had nothing to do with what he was saying, but he was warned multiple times. ... As people came in, he would approach them. He prevented people from simply using the library.”
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