Missouri has a bill that was proposed to ban books from minors in public libraries. The generalized term “Inappropriate” gives a lot of wiggle room to people who want to ban certain books. The librarians can be imprisoned for allowing certain books to be given to children, but the bill isn’t specific enough. A parent can complain because the book goes against their religion, etc. I hope this bill doesn’t pass. I understand that certain books shouldn’t be in the hands of children, but the librarian shouldn’t be policing what the child is checking out. The parent should be.
In the old days of video rental, there was a lock on children’s cards until they reached a certain age. Maybe library cards can do something similar?