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South Shore libraries to observe Banned Books Week

Visitors to the Milton Public Library’s teen room and adult graphic novel sections will be greeted by a startling sight the next two weeks – Art Spiegelman’s “Maus,” “Batman” and other books wrapped in bright yellow caution tape.

The display is the centerpiece of the library’s observance of national “Banned Books Week,” which is sponsored annually by the American Library Association and 11 other groups.

South Shore patrons will see similar displays all next week, starting Sunday, at the Thomas Crane Library in Quincy, Thayer Library in Braintree, Scituate Public Library, Ventress Library in Marshfield and others. Some are already in place.

All the displays are aimed at calling attention to why popular and highly regarded books have drawn complaints from parents and groups over the years – and why it’s important to keep them on library shelves.

“It’s not the library’s place to ban books,” Milton teen librarian Amy Rosa said.

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That they even have to make an issue about this tells you what has gone wrong with this nation.

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