Thursday, June 02, 2005

Warning Label on Books?

From The TimesUnion: A Guilderland, NY Library trustee wants bright stickers on any Young Adult book containing graphic sexual depictions.

"We're not talking about censorship" said the trustee, John Daly. Excuse me, Sir, what else could it be?

Naturally, a staff policy and procedures committee has recommended that this amendment not be passed by the board. "The change could create a logistical headache -- forcing library staff to actually read every page of every book that enters the young adult collection, rather than relying on the professional book reviews," committee member Sanchez Doolin said. Read more...