CBC – “War Museum plans peace exhibit featuring ‘human books” – (Thanks Elaine)
The Wenatchee World Online – “The book “Alice on Her Way” will stay in Icicle River Middle School’s library, but with checkout restricted to students who have parental consent, the Cascade school board unanimously decided Monday.”
WWAY – “A book on a local ninth grade reading list has some parents so upset, they took their son out of school.”
Bryan Fischer – “The Nampa Library Board yesterday voted 3-2 to pull two pornographic books off library shelves and sequester them in the library director’s office, a move which will make the library safer for Nampa families and their children.”
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.”
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.”
From this piece, comes the strangest comment on human filtering I have read in a while:
”I just want kids to enjoy their innocence and their time of growing up,” Jeff Issa said, explaining his persistence. ”Let them be kids Â… and not worry about homosexuality, race, religion. Just let them live freely as kids.”
Let your kids enjoy their “innocence”. I’m going to teach my kids about tolerance and the ability to think freely. (via)
Good point – “If every book were to be taken off the shelves because someone considered it offensive, libraries would be empty.”
Human filtering in my own backyard…well, an hour away, but still scary.
And I thought this stuff didn’t happen on LI. Hah.