The other week it was suggested that we should place a language warning on all books within the collection that contain profanities. While we understand the request, it is important to recognise that each person within the community has a differing level of acceptability regarding language used in published materials. This is recognised in the Council’s Library Service Policy. Authors do not go out of their way to include profanities to upset readers, but include them because they are in the nature of the characters they are writing.
All materials purchased within collection meet the standards set by the Office of Film and Literature Classification, and have been purchased from local book suppliers.