Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Here's an idea: if you are horrified by the contents of a book at your local library, check it out - and keep it. Refuse to give it back. Heck, if there's more than one copy, take them all! And keep them. That's what this woman did, in the name of taking the offending books out of circulation.
I don't know why things like this perpetually astonish me. I don't have a problem with a library patron challenging a book in a library's collection. All libraries have (or should have) a policy in place for dealing with challenges, for taking a close look at a book and seeing if it is truly deserving of a place in the library's collection.
But I guess if you don't want any sort of dialog or discussion, it's better just to take the book and keep it.