So Much for Labels. A follow up on the controversial proposal in NY that would’ve flagged sexually explicit books. Guilderland Town library trustees soundly rejected the proposal.
About 100 residents packed the usually routine library board meeting for more than three hours of heated debate that centered on whether protecting children is more important than unfettered intellectual freedom.
“With books, you can close the book,” said 14-year-old Guilderland High School freshman Lily Rowen. “Just because we’re teens, it doesn’t mean we’re not Americans, and Americans have rights.”