May 28, 2022

Messages to the Library Director: “Public Weighs In On Florida County’s Decision To Ban “Fifty Shades of Grey” From Its Libraries”

From The Smoking Gun:

A Florida county’s decision to ban the “Fifty Shades of Grey” trilogy from its public libraries has prompted a variety of handwritten notes, phone messages, and e-mails from individuals either ridiculing the move or offering earnest support.

In response to an open records request, Brevard County officials released correspondence sent and received by library officials about the best-selling erotic novels. The ban was announced in an April 30 e-mail sent to library workers by Catherine Schweinsberg, director of Brevard County Libraries.

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See Also: Florida: Brevard County Libraries Remove Erotic Best-Seller ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’

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