Library Is Asked to Restrict Access to Providence Phoenix's Adult Section

april 17, 2006  07:27 am
The Westerly, R.I., town council has agreed to support local citizens in their bid to have the "adult" section of the Phoenix moved behind the reference desk at the Westerly Public Library, where it would be available only to adults who request it, the Westerly Sun reports. The Phoenix has been the subject of past complaints that resulted in its being relocated to a higher shelf behind the checkout desk. At the council meeting last week, "one councilor indicated that should the library refuse to cooperate, councilors could weigh withholding its funding," according to the Sun, but library officials indicated that they would not "act in the place of parents."