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Letter: Library should re-examine appropriateness of material


In the July 21 edition of theWesterly Sun in the Commentary section, an article by Karen Light lists events for the week at the Westerly Public Library. For Tuesday, July 22, at 1 p.m., another R-rated movie entitled “Taking Woodstock,” was scheduled to be shown, “for all ages,” rated “R for graphic nudity, some sexual content, drug use and language.” Some of us parents and grandparents are very concerned that our “community library” (partially funded by us) is selecting these R-rated movies to be shown with no restriction indicated to our youths. Why? What is the reason for this type of agenda?

I urge the Westerly Town Council members, especially the president, and parents of adolescent and teen children, to protest our library’s actions on programs that promote offensive behaviors to our children. Are we not considered to be a family-oriented community? Parents, have you checked out the newspaper publications? Example: “The Onion,” for one, is available in plain view in our library for our youth to take and read?

Get involved in what your kids are doing and exposed to by careless adults. Perhaps some of you don’t care as well?

Lorraine Seeley

Westerly



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