A Lewiston ME woman who was upset by the content of an acclaimed sex education book published 14 years ago ("It's Perfectly Normal: Changing Bodies, Growing Up, Sex & Sexual Health") has checked out copies from two libraries and refuses to give them back.
"Since I have been sufficiently horrified of the illustrations and the sexually graphic, amoral abnormal contents, I will not be returning the books," JoAn Karkos wrote the Lewiston and Auburn public libraries last month. She paid the cover price to the libraries.
Boston.com reports: "This has never happened before," said Rick Speer, director of the Lewiston Public Library. "It is clearly theft."
Speer returned the check, along with a form Karkos could use to request that the book be removed from library shelves. But he said he may seek help from police if she doesn't return what she borrowed. "That's really what we want," Speer said. "We want the book back."