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« Topic Start: June 07, 2008, 09:15:07 am »

Idaho library takes 2 sex-ed books off shelves

NAMPA, Idaho — The Nampa Public Library Board has voted to permanently remove two sex-education books from library shelves, storing them instead in the library director’s office and making them available only on request.

http://www.firstamendmentcenter.org/news.aspx?id=20142
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« Reply #1: June 07, 2008, 09:55:57 am »

Idaho library takes 2 sex-ed books off shelves

NAMPA, Idaho — The Nampa Public Library Board has voted to permanently remove two sex-education books from library shelves, storing them instead in the library director’s office and making them available only on request.

http://www.firstamendmentcenter.org/news.aspx?id=20142

*headdesk*

I agree with the woman who said that removing the material goes against what a public library is all about.  Then again, I'm not a librarian so what do I know?

*goes off to the kitchen muttering things about those damn prudes that must censer everything*
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« Reply #2: June 07, 2008, 01:50:02 pm »

*headdesk*

I agree with the woman who said that removing the material goes against what a public library is all about.  Then again, I'm not a librarian so what do I know?

*goes off to the kitchen muttering things about those damn prudes that must censer everything*

 I was going to say, I'll have to go check those out just for the privilige of saying, I've checked out a book that has been removed from library shelves, but I own one and am not interested in the other.
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« Reply #3: June 07, 2008, 06:42:38 pm »

I was going to say, I'll have to go check those out just for the privilige of saying, I've checked out a book that has been removed from library shelves, but I own one and am not interested in the other.

LOL. 

Most of the books I was required to read in high school were on the list of frequently banned or challenged books, such as Catcher In the Rye.  At the same time, almost all of those books I found to be boring and would not have read if given the choice.  Yeah, great liturature, lousy reading material.  I wonder if that's why people don't read anymore.
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« Reply #4: June 07, 2008, 06:48:17 pm »

Most of the books I was required to read in high school were on the list of frequently banned or challenged books, such as Catcher In the Rye.  At the same time, almost all of those books I found to be boring and would not have read if given the choice.  Yeah, great liturature, lousy reading material.  I wonder if that's why people don't read anymore.

My high school teachers sucked.  We didn't read any of the banned or challenged books (and if we did, I don't remember it).  I read quite a few of the banned or challenged books for children in my youth, though.
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« Reply #5: June 08, 2008, 09:22:37 am »

Most of the books I was required to read in high school were on the list of frequently banned or challenged books, such as Catcher In the Rye.  At the same time, almost all of those books I found to be boring and would not have read if given the choice.  Yeah, great liturature, lousy reading material.  I wonder if that's why people don't read anymore.

Depends on the person - I don't care for Catcher in the Rye either, but I know a lot of students who adore it. Go figure.

One of my favorite "Banned Book Weeks" things to organise (we always do a major library display, with books and why they've been challenged or banned: my favorite is, I think, the Shel Silverstein challenge for 'encouraging childhood disobedience by breaking dishes'.) is people reading passages from their favorite challenged or banned books. It always gives me a fantastic idea of what matters to them.

I also thought I'd take a chance to throw up some links to info on Banned Books week and book challenges (I make a point of talking about these issues every year when that week hits - right at the end of September)

The following are all from 2005, but they're a good basic overview of some issues.
http://jenett.livejournal.com/466706.html
http://jenett.livejournal.com/467732.html
http://jenett.livejournal.com/468575.html
http://jenett.livejournal.com/468914.html
http://jenett.livejournal.com/469257.html
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