Library censor angers patrons
The World (Coos Bay)
Winter prey by John Sanford; Mystery ride by Robert Boswell; It's only love by Linda Cashdan; Confidences by Penny Hayden
Coquille Public Library; library board
Library Director Molly DePlois displays one of several vandalized books
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.
vandalism, swear words, sexually explicit passages, Nancy Haugland, offensive language, sexually explicit