Should Libraries Remove Some Books?

@LevysLuv (238)
United States
May 4, 2009 7:24pm CST
We have a little situation in the city I live in. Originally, a mother in the community wanted to have some books completely removed from out public library because she deemed them pornographic. The books are located in the Young Adults sections and apparently there are scenarios in the books that have teens dealing with homosexuality. Now I totally against removing the books as I feel its parent’s job to police what their children read not a public libraries but now the mother has changed her stance that she wants the books to be placed in a restricted section of the library making the books unavailable without parental permission. This I really don’t have an issue with. I understand keeping reading materials parents may not want their children to read in a restricted section. I don’t know how complicated it would be for the library itself to have a section to fill out when getting your card that could electronically store if a parent wants their child to have free reign of the library or be kept out of the restricted parts. What do you think? Is it inappropriate for a public library to have a restricted section from minors?
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@Aurone (4758)
• United States
5 May 09
The public should not have to discipline her child. She needs to be aware of what her child is reading--I mean why not take the child to the library? My mother did and she approved what we got before we left the library. Besides that, homosexuality is a part of life and her young adult child will be exposed to it sooner or later. Banning books is never a good option, that is something dictators do.
@LevysLuv (238)
• United States
5 May 09
I completly agree! If you shelter your child what are they going to do when they are confronted with something like homosexuality? I was happy to see a lot of people had the same oppinion as myself and have started a petition. Thanks for your comment!