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Library tape policy is sound

1 February 2000


Lucia Herndon provides a commentary on the recent change of policy at the Free Library of Philadelphia. R-rated movies can now be checked out to children as young as twelve years old. Some congressmen think this will lead to kids watching these kinds of movies all the time. Lucia Herndon does not agree, she thinks that this is perfectly acceptable change of policy. She states that twelve year olds already have an idea as to what is going on in the world and that by this age they need more resources than just the kids section. She gives an account of how her own son was studying the holocaust and how she and her husband talked to their son about the issues of that time. She says it was tough but that is what parents do.


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