Skip to comments.When is it censorship?
Posted on 02/19/2012 2:37:06 PM PST by eccentric
It is understandable that libraries have to limit what they can put on their shelves when they have a limited budget to work with and limited space. But when a free donation is offered without restrictions and the space is available, why would a library accept some items and not others? Why would they accept just part of the items and not others?
Rather than leaving a couple dozen dvds to collect dust on my shelf, I offered them to local libraries. So far I have received 2 responces: one said "There are some of the DVDS that are not right for the library and is returning them to me. Another accepted some but said they would turn down American Graffiti, Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed, The Thief Lord, 1001 Classic Commercials.
I'm not sure why.
If I have books I want to get rid of, I donate them to the county jail.
Inmates do a lot of reading and the right material might just have a positive effect on someone.
hmmm we have a local prison... but if I want to watch the dvd again in a year or so, I couldn’t get it without ‘checking in’...
LOL yeah the duration of your stay can be a bit of a gamble.
It's probably nothing more than the personal opinions of that particular employee.
Why do you think Democrats stuff every library board and council in the country? What do you think they DO there? Why do you think Clinton books are purchased by the case, and featured prominently ten years after their apparent relevance? In in immortal words of several samurai movies, "what do you think this is, a game"?
I’ve seen that happen far too many times. I dontated several boxes of genealogical materials and educational cds to the libary and they trashed them. Made me so mad!
Yesterday, I was in the thrift store the library has to raise funds and there were dozens of brand new hardback never cataloged books for sale. These were popular authors so even if they had a copy on the shelves, it wouldn’t hurt to have a second copy so more people could have access to the book. I bought a WEB Griffin book for 88 cents. I’ve heard of several people who don’t donate to their thrift store anymore because half the time they just dump perfectly good items in the trash. Those are my tax dollars being trashed.
Why not rip the dvds to your hard drive. Then you can watch them whenever.
Public libraries are only interested in making porn available to kids and to push leftwing books
Libraries have limited space. They tend to remove older items that are not really usable.
Perhaps the titles you submitted were considered out-of-date or they may already have the titles.
Leftists believe in government. They are much more likely to take even unpaid positions on minor commissions and panels.
The local library here takes donations and sells them twice a year or so at a big sale.
It is censorship if the government does it. Anything else is an individual or organization exercising their rights.
Feminists have taken over the profession.
Here in Phoenix, no public library (including Mesa and Tempe) has a copy of the book “Witness” by Whittaker Chambers.
I knew I screwed that up after I posted.
I’m low tech. Most of them I have on very old VHS, which I recorded myself from tv.