May 10, 2012
The blogosphere is agog with posts about 50 Shades of Grey, the erotic take on Stephenie Meyers’ works by E.L. James. Libraries in Florida and Wisconsin have removed copies from their collections in response to patron concerns. ALA’s Office of Intellectual Freedom issued this statement today in support of libraries: http://www.oif.ala.org/oif/?p=3775. You can follow the controversy at www.earlyword.com.
Sno-Isle has 493 holds in our queue today and we own 148 copies (60 are Best Bets). So far, Collection Development staff haven’t heard from customers. We’d like to know if community library staff are hearing comments.
posted by Nancy