New Zealand responds to library issues

200704300937We missed this story last week about complaints in a New Zealand library over shelving CHOBITS (as identified by Dirk) in the kids section, but it appears things are being worked out with a plan to relocate the teen and graphic novel sections to a different art of the Wanganui library where children won’t have easy access to the materials:

Last week library borrower and part-time teacher Julie Gordon told the Wanganui Chronicle of her concerns that young people could access graphic containing sexually graphic material at the library.

Over the last two years Mrs Gordon had submitted four of the library’s novels to the Office of Film and Literature Classification.

Three of these had received R13 ratings and one had been rated R16.

In a report to the WDC Ms Patrick said she had made a request to the Davis library to relocate its teenage area and the graphic novel collection to an place which was clearly separated from the children’s area in order to “eliminate” future confusion.

In her recommendation to council she said that councillors should agree that the matter would be resolved once the teen area and graphic novels were moved.

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