Sunday, May 27, 2012

"50 Shades of Grey" @ the Roswell P. Flower Memorial Library

Fifty Shades of Grey flies off Flower Memorial Library shelves, (Watertown Daily Times, 5/27/2012) 

Excerpt:  The novel “Fifty Shades of Grey” by E.L. James has barely touched the shelves at Roswell P. Flower Memorial Library since it was added to the catalogue in April.

According to library Director Barbara J. Wheeler, the book currently has 19 local holds, and she does not understand the hype behind it.

She said the novel is a part of a trilogy. The third book, which is owned by the library, is the one that has been the most popular — as well as the most criticized.

The North Country Library System owns a total of 18 copies; there are currently 83 holds on them. For fiction books, a library patron can normally check out a book for a month. For books on high demand, like “Fifty Shades of Grey,” patrons have only two weeks to read them.

Mrs. Wheeler has not read the book. If she were to be the 20th person to put it on hold at her library, she would have to wait about eight months to check it out.

Related posts:
No "Shades of Grey" @ Fort Bend County Libraries. (5/26/2012)
Brevard County Public Library reverses its decision on "50 Shades". (5/26/2012)
A Woman's Touch is Riding the "50 Shades" Wave. (5/26/2012)
Is there some wiggle room in your collection development policy?  5/24/2012)
Have you dusted off your policy on erotica?  (5/22/2012)
Pulling "Shades" doesn't keep the noise out @ the Brevard County Public Library.  (5/15/2012)
"We do not collect erotica @ Gwinnett County Public Library"  (5/13/2012)
Will Fond du Lac residents now be clamoring for this books.  (4/12/2012)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

How does the media manage to only interview librarians who have not read FSOG? Would it make libraries less newsworthy as closet censors if librarians were turning it down because they HAD read it?