On Monday the Craighead County Library Board is scheduled to vote on a policy that would move graphic sexual material out of the children’s area at the library.
You may remember last year the library made headlines after a lawsuit revealed that extremely graphic material was on the shelves in the children’s section of the library.
The proposed policy that the library board will consider on Monday says,
“The purpose of this policy is to protect minors from unintentional exposure to sexually graphic/explicit material in the Craighead County Jonesboro Public Library and to assist parents who wish to allow children to browse through books in areas designated for minors by ensuring some areas of the library are free of detailed descriptions of sexual encounters.
“Any material in the library placed in areas that are designated for use particularly by minors shall not contain text describing or images depicting sexually graphic/explicit acts.”
This proposal doesn’t eliminate sexually-explicit material at the library altogether, but it at least moves sexually-explicit material out of the children’s area.
Take Action: Please email the board members of the Craighead County Jonesboro Public Library at email@example.com and let them know you support the proposal to move sexually explicit materials out of the children’s area at the library.
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