MyFox Colorado – “Anna “Jeanne” Layton refused to take “Americana” off the shelves of the Davis County Library, arguing that patrons could decide whether they wanted to read it.”
Dallas Morning News Editorial – “Dallas has obligation to install Internet filters.”
LJ – “A Maine library has been cleared of obscenity charges for having a controversial sex ed title on its shelves, and the patron who removed the book from the library will stand trial for theft.”
Human filtering in my own backyard…well, an hour away, but still scary.
And I thought this stuff didn’t happen on LI. Hah.
PZ Myers – “[W]e don’t see school boards screaming to remove Chuck Colson’s books from the shelves because the author is a convicted felon, which seems to me to be a much more serious indicator of moral turpitude than atheism, nor do we see a call to eject books by Ann Coulter because she is incredibly stupid, and is therefore a poor role model for students.”
OK, I lied. I’m blogging tonight.
Colleen Diskin – “Many of them spent their puberty reading Blume’s adolescent novels. Now they were bringing their grade-schoolers to meet one of the country’s most censored authors.”
John Woolfolk – “Porn star and former California gubernatorial candidate Mary Carey gets blocked. So do circumcision critics. But a pantyless Britney Spears? Not always.”
California is going through some rough times these days. I wonder if Arnold’s old shenanigans gets blocked too.
Ed Fletcher – “A contingent of conservative library board members is pushing the Sacramento Public Library to adopt a new policy aimed at ensuring library computer users do not access pornographic images.”
John Woolfolk – “A decade after San Jose rejected blocking access to sexually explicit material on library computers, a city councilman says it’s time to reconsider that decision.”