New Survey shows challenges to library books on the rise
The Reader's Shop writes
Newsday reports that a new study by the American Library Association shows
that "attempts to have library books removed from shelves increased by more than
20 percent in 2004... The number of books challenged rose to 547 in 2004 compared
to 458 in 2003.
The study is to be realeased Friday ahead of the 25th annual Banned Books Week
which is September 24 through Oct 1.
Also from the article, "Gorman said the majority of challenges happen at school libraries, although a recent incident involved the general public branches in Denver. Prompted by complaints of pornographic and violent content, the Denver system canceled its subscription to four Spanish-language adult comic books."
See older lisnews story on that here.