Article Title

Newport library board emphasizes support of open access policy

Newspaper

News-Times (Newport)

Date

12-22-1993

Challenged Material

Sammy and Rosie get laid (video), Don's party (video)

Reading Level

adult

Location

Newport

Participants

Cheyne and Mary Jo Turner, Newport Public Library, Newport Library Board of Trustees

Outcome

Patron recanted her complaint

Abstract

The Newport Library Board of Trustees held firm in its support of the library's open access policy after the library received a complaint from patrons Cheyne and Mary Jo Turner about two videos their 15-year old son checked out. The Turners later withdrew their complaint; the majority of the community who responded to the incident were supportive of the library's policy not to restrict certain materials to adults only.

Keywords

nudity, restricted access, Doug Hoffman, petitions, sexuality, Library Bill of Rights, parents' rights, Library director Jane Appling, Tim Bickel, All Nations Lutheran Church

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