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When the 12 year old daughter of Rosemary Baker saw another child viewing graphic sexual content at the John Curtis Free Library (Hanover, MA), Baker decided to make an issue of it. Baker is now talking to friends and community members about trying to get the library to install filtering software on its public Internet terminals. Because the library does not receive federal funds, it is not required to install censorware. While sympathetic to Baker's distress, Library staff and trustees have no plans to install filters. They do, however, "quietly monitor internet use" and have asked at least one person to leave due to viewing inappropriate content. Baker said that she will no longer let her children go to the library unless she is with them. More here from the Patriot Ledger.