Bibliothekar*innen in New York haben ein e-Book-Verleihsystem aufgebaut, über das Jugendliche aus anderen US-Bundesstaaten kostenlos an alle Bücher gelangen, die dort von Fundamentalisten aus den Büchereien entfernt wurden. Es gibt schon 6.000 Anmeldungen (via Christian Reinboth auf Twitter und fox5ny.com):
«At a time when parents, activists, and conservative lawmakers across the country were aggressively banning book titles they found offensive, Jackson and his colleagues decided to take action.
5 librarians started their own book club. It is called «Books Unbanned.» Library Journal has already named them librarians of the year.
«It wasn’t really about the books after a while, it started to become a campaign against people in our communities,» said Nick Higgins, the Chief Librarian for Brooklyn Public Library.
«Books Unbanned» offers young readers the chance to read books that have been banned in libraries and classrooms in parts of the US.»