West Virginia: Morgan County Public Library Will Carry Bob Woodward’s “Fear”; Library Director Had Refused Donated Copy
UPDATE (via Washington Post)
Connie Perry, the president of the trustees of the Morgan County Public Library in Berkeley Springs, W.Va., said Friday afternoon by phone that her town library will carry Bob Woodward’s “Fear.”
Perry said the library board did not know that the library director had refused to accept a donated copy of “Fear” until the issue was raised in media reports.
Perry, who once chaired the committee to raise money to build the library, said, “Our policy always has been that we accept books. This just got blown out of proportion. It was an employee who . . . wasn’t aware of what she should have done. She should have just said, ‘Thank you.’ The board has corrected that
From The Washington Post:
Patrons of the library in Berkeley Springs, W.Va., won’t find a copy of Bob Woodward’s new book about the first year of the Trump administration. And the director of the Morgan County Public Library wants to keep it that way.
A disagreement has arisen in this small West Virginia town over whether the library should carry “Fear.” On Facebook, residents have mostly expressed dismay and outrage.
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