Article Title

Newport Library against restricting videos

Newspaper

News-Times (Newport)

Date

11-12-1993

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

Retained; patron recanted complaint

Abstract

Newport Public Library director Jane Appling elucidates the library's policies regarding selection and organization of materials in response to Cheyne and Mary Jo Turner's objections to two videos borrowed by their teenage son. Ms. Appling supports the rights of parents in guiding their children to select materials appropriate for them. The library had adopted a "Bill of Rights" which emphasizes its role as a provider rather than restrictor of materials.

Keywords

Charles Springer, Abundant Life Center, Doug Hoffman, "Free access to libraries for minors: An interpretation of the Library Bill of Rights", foreign films, library collection guidelines, restricted access, review process

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