Pornography should not be viewed in public library
Last week, I had the occasion to visit one of our Erie County public libraries. While passing one of the computers that was in use, I was shocked and appalled to see a couple looking at pornographic images on the screen in full view of other patrons. When I approached the head librarian to complain, her comment was, and I quote, “We must not and cannot deny the constitutional rights of our visitors to view any material, even pornographic, unless there is a complaint.”
Yes, one has the choice and the right to view pornography in an appropriate setting, an adult book store, theater or in the privacy of one’s home. But to be viewing such material in a public library with not just adults present, but with young children being inadvertently exposed to such material, is unconscionable.