One public library in downtown Sacramento erases their cache of visited websites every hour for fear that the FBI will find out what goes on there.
This either needs to be halted immediately. Kids are not safe in our own public libraries any more.
I suppose another option would be to establish private libraries. Some private christian groups have already done this. They would start out small for sure but an interlibrary loan system works wonders.
Why are some libraries doing this? A supreme court decision written by Rehnquist back in 2003 (United States, et al., Appellants v. American Library Association, Inc., et al.) [PDF] discussed the threat of pornography and other harmful materials in public libraries. Some have argued that this case forces all public libraries accepting E-rate and/or LSTA funding to allow adults access to pornography.
Some of the obscenity freely available is so offensive, so far beyond the moral standard of the society, that laymen have no trouble recognizing it for what it is . .. simple, hardcore pornography, roduced and sold for profit.
- Ronald Reagan, October 29, 1972