December 1, 2015

Nebraska: Columbus Library Board Rejects Challenge of Batman Graphic Novel

From the Columbus Telegram:

The Columbus Public Library Board received its second materials challenge in five months and again rejected the protest.

This time a patron objected to the book “Batman: The Killing Joke” by Alan Moore and Brian Bolland.


It is currently located in the young adult area of the library, but cataloged in the graphic novels section.


In December, the board unanimously denied a patron request to remove the movie “Bruno” from circulation.

Read the Complete Article (Columbus Telegram; December 14, 2012

See Also: Library board says no to censoring DVD

See Also: Columbus, Nebraska Public Library Materials Selection Policy (PDF)

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