Should libraries be able to regulate books?
There are many reasons as to why books are being banned from public and school libraries. All these reasons are racial issues, encouragement of “damaging” lifestyles, blasphemous dialog, sexual situations, violence, witchcraft, religious affirmation, political bias, and age inappropriate. The most popular for books to banned is having sexual situations, age appropriate, and religious affirmation. Fifty Shades of Grey and To Kill a Mockingbird are examples are banned books. In these books, the material used in it is obscenite. According to the Freedom of Speech, people have the right to read what other people write and express themselves. Island trees school district vs. Pico set the standards of banning books from the libraries.
Although with the libraries regulating books people don’t get to have that right. Even though, they get to read books without those challenging they don’t get to read the ones that were banned. So under the freedom of speech is it right for libraries to regulate books? Some books aren’t meant for children to read so libraries regulate books to protect the children’s mind. A pro for libraries to regulate books is that it will protect children from what is in the book. A con is that they should be able to read books to express themselves. In overall, libraries regulating books isn’t a bad thing because it helps children reading the wrong type of material.