Patrons Protest USA Patriot Act through “Subversive Checkout”

American Libraries Online reports that about 60 people in Longmont, CO recently participated in an event to call attention to the dangers of the USA PATRIOT act.

“Longmont Citizens for Justice and Democracy invited patrons to join a march to the library, where they lined up to check out books from a list drawn up by the residents’ group, including titles on counterintelligence, civil liberties, and U.S. history. “If your library record isn’t quite spicy enough,” the list recommended, “or you long for top billing on John Ashcroft’s blacklist,” participants could try such juxtapositions as A Guidebook to Nuclear Reactors with Explosives and Rock Blasting.”