Given the extremely loose porn filters on the OCSB Wifi, it is not a surprise to see the following tweets (bottom) coming from the St Matthew’s “Learning Commons” (aka library for Gr 7-12 school)
They mock parents who are concerned what books are in school libraries for children. They mock taxpayers who don’t think we should pay for such books.
They mock parents who don’t think children have the freedom to read whatever they want. They teach children (see how young the children are in the last picture – Grade 7) that they supposedly have the freedom to read WHATEVER they want.
All censorship is BAD apparently. Parents complaints about vulgarity in books should be ignored and mocked . The “experts” (librarians) know best. Show Grade 7 and 8s (12yo) a series of “banned books” (not banned, just age restriction requests), and get them to believe that they have right to read ANY book
Your local librarian is not a friend to parents:
The American Library Association believes that restricting ANY book regardless of age is “censorship” (the Cdn association is no better)
Parents: Do not trust OCSB libraries or their internet access!
Never read books you aren’t sure about . . . even supposing that these bad books are very well written from a literary point of view. Let me ask you this: Would you drink something you knew was poisoned just because it was offered to you in a golden cup?
St. John Bosco