Many libraries don’t restrict what children check out

An Anonymous Patron sent “this story from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel about a Shorewood (WI) dad who learned that he couldn’t find out what items his 12-year-old son had checked out, although he had received an overdue notice announcing a $25 fine. According to the story, “When he went to the library in person and demanded to know what materials were overdue, he was even more surprised to learn that his 12-year-old had checked out three R-rated videos. He couldn’t go to Blockbuster and rent those movies. He couldn’t get into the theater to see them. But he could stop at the library on the way home from school and check them out.”