How to fight these anti-reading, anti-American vigilantes? People in Lewiston, Maine, came up with the fantastic idea of simply buying more books.
Vigilantes sometimes check out the books they want to ban, and then simply don’t bring the book back to the library. If there’s no book on the shelf to be checked out, they reason, no one else can check it out. One such vigilante in Lewiston, an activist in favor of homophobia it appears, refused even a court order to return the book she wanted to ban, Robie Harris’s It’s Perfectly Normal.
Jail time for the vigilante? Oh, the law would allow that. But instead, freedom fighters purchased four more copies of the book for the library.
Voting with ideas. What a concept!
Full text of the American Library Association press release, below the fold.