Orland Park Library Board hears arguments about porn filters on computers

“Whether filters should be installed on some computers at the Orland Park Public Library to restrict access to pornographic or other objectionable websites was the subject of heated debate at Monday’s library board meeting. Shouting and verbal sparring among audience members punctuated the meeting. Some residents asked board members to tread cautiously in considering such filters. Other library patrons argued that stronger safeguards are necessary.” (via Chicago Sun-Times)

4 Responses to “Orland Park Library Board hears arguments about porn filters on computers”

  1. Dan Kleinman of SafeLibraries
    November 19, 2013 at 9:36 am #

    Stephen, I’ve been involved in that matter for a time now, including being quoted in the Chicago Tribune that no library has even been sued for blocking porn and ALA OIF responding saying that is false. And you know Saturday Night Live made a joke out of the library allowing porn, right? Well here’s an interesting comment. The Orland Park Patch had a running comment collection system. Someone supporting porn in the library made an antigay slur. It was removed from the comment stream after I reported it to the Patch. So media is removing inappropriate material while reporting on a library that refuses to remove inappropriate material.

  2. Amy
    November 24, 2013 at 7:31 pm #

    Sure, block porn, block internet, block my freedom…

    • Mary Ohmer
      December 9, 2013 at 6:56 pm #

      Ummm (SMH) blocking porn in a public forum is taking away your freedom HOW? You WANT to go to a library to do that? That’s disturbing, Amy. ALL libraries should filter. ALA should go away

  3. Toni
    December 10, 2013 at 10:39 am #

    Easy. Hire someone to restrict access from porn sites.

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