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Here’s what you had to say about the issue:
Erin Adams Disgusting! Mark Twain said “Censorship is telling a man he can’t have a steak just because a baby can’t chew it,” oh I forgot, in Racine County Mark twain is no longer relevant. Absolutely sickening!
Julie Hook Luton This seems like a terrible idea. We should be encouraging reading not discouraging by restricting the books available.
Suellen Smith Krahn RUSD should have a book sale if they truly are removing the books and the donate it back to the libraries to offset new purchases.
Jennifer Torres Several friends are asking what, if anything, can be done… I wonder if more books could be offered to the parents/students of each school rather than donating all of them elsewhere – if there were an interest.
LC: I wouldn’t be surprised if REA/REAA wasn’t behind this. But then again, this district is so messed up. They will just ask for more money.
K: Does anyone here actually believe that librarians or schools are actively trying to prevent people from reading? Ridiculous. Props to the librarian who wrote this excellent comment to this very poorly written article. I previously worked as a district Director of Library Media, and weeding has always been necessary because of all of the reasons above.
Here are some resources that everyone (particularly the author of this article) might want to take a look at for some background information on common protocols surrounding this task:http://www.ala.org/tools/libfactsheets/alalibraryfactsheet15