Wednesday, June 3, 2009

West Bend Library Board Upholds Free and Open Access

From June 3 GM Today post.

West Bend Library Board rejects allegations about controversial books

By DAVE RANK - GM Today Staff

June 3, 2009

WEST BEND - After listening to nearly 60 comments about evenly split between pro and con arguments, the West Bend Library Board Tuesday night unanimously voted 9-0 to maintain "without removing, relocating, labeling or otherwise restricting access" the books in the young adult category at the West Bend Community Memorial Library.

The vote was a rejection of a four-month campaign conducted by the citizens’ group West Bend Citizens for Safe Libraries to move fiction and nonfiction books with allegedly sexually explicit passages from the young adult section to the adult section and label them as containing sexual material.

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As you'd expect, Ginny's pissed.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

West Bend Daily News articles related to this issue are being posted as scanned PDFs at

So your readers can read the articles without having to subscribe.