Tag Archives: public libraries

NCAC Opposition to “Fifty Shades” Ban Big in the News

The meteoric sales of Fifty Shades of Grey and its subsequent banning from public libraries around the country–in particular in Brevard County, FL, has been all over the news this week. One of the most notable of the media pick-ups was … Continue reading

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“And Tango Makes Three”

Some believe it is legitimate to shield children and teenagers from information that is perceived to negatively affect that critical time of development. Time and time again, the efforts of artists and authors to incorporate controversial themes in works for … Continue reading

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Kudos to a courageous Kentucky librarian

Two library employees were fired at the Jessamine County Public Library for violating library policy.  Deciding that the graphic novel The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Volume IV: The Black Dossier was inappropriate for young patrons, they conspired to keeping the … Continue reading

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There’s no such thing as a “safe library”

The phrase “safe libraries” should always raise a red flag. Proponents for “safer libraries” argue that some information is inherently dangerous, but the First Amendment is designed to ward off the suppression of information. In the case of  internet filters … Continue reading

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