May 26, 2022

50 Shades of Grey Once Again Available at Brevard County, Florida Public Libraries

From Florida Today:

Want to check out “Fifty Shades of Grey,” the racy best-seller removed from Brevard County’s public libraries a month ago?

Library patrons once again have access to the wildly popular novel.

After an outpouring of criticism from anti-censorship advocates locally and nationwide, global media attention and threats of legal action, county officials said Monday that 19 copies of “Fifty Shades” are available “effective immediately.”

While word came last week that the book would be returned to circulation, details arrived in a statement posted on Memorial Day on the county’s website. In it, officials said “the decision is in response to public demand, but also comes after considerable review and consideration by the library system.”

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See Also: Brevard County Libraries Remove Erotic Best-Seller ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ (May 4, 2012)

Brevard County Florida Public Library Material Selection Policy 2009 (BCC 73)

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