Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Libraries vary in availability of materials to minors - chicagotribune.com

When library trustees in north suburban Morton Grove learned that a 16-year-old employee would oversee the showing of an R-rated film at the institution, some of them requested that an adult take over the job.

The incident represents another page in the ongoing debate over the accessibility of adult-themed materials to young library patrons.

"It would be highly offensive to a great number of residents of Morton Grove that the library is using their tax money to employ a 16-year-old to show movies that, under the same circumstances, that person would not be allowed to attend … without parental accompaniment," said Trustee Catherine Peters. Read more...
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