Library Journal put up a quick article about the Topeka Library Board’s decision from yesterday to restrict access to four books with sexual themes. I was following most of the meeting, in realtime with photos by keeping an eye on David Lee King’s twitter feed (starting about here) as I was in my all day meeting. Here’s the brief story from the AP Wire. I don’t think we’ve heard the last of this story.
One lawyer at the meeting told the newspaper he had already been approached by potential plaintiffs. â€œBecause it would take these books off the shelves and place them out of reach of patrons browsing the shelves, the proposed policy is unconstitutional,â€ warned the American Civil Liberties Union of Kansas and Western Missouri in a letter to the board.