Article Title

Library censor angers patrons

Authors

John Gunther

Newspaper

The World (Coos Bay)

Date

5-24-1994

Challenged Material

Winter prey by John Sanford; Mystery ride by Robert Boswell; It's only love by Linda Cashdan; Confidences by Penny Hayden

Reading Level

adult

Location

Coquille

Participants

Coquille Public Library; library board

Outcome

retained

Photo Caption

Library Director Molly DePlois displays one of several vandalized books

Abstract

Single swear words and sexually explicit passages were whited out in several books in the Coquille Public Library collection, resulting in approximately $300 of damage. Library patrons and board members were upset about the vandalism, and a reward was offered for information about who was responsible. The incident received nationwide attention in the media.

Keywords

vandalism, swear words, sexually explicit passages, Nancy Haugland, offensive language, sexually explicit

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