[LFC Comments: We received this message from Jim MacNeal of Geauga County. He is exposing the Geauga Public Library for peddling inappropriate materials to minors. They are using tax dollars to corrupt minors!]
Geauga County Commissioners,
Please see the sick perverted material GCPL is not only stocking but RECOMMENDING to high school students.
Don’t believe me? Look at the web site:
” The Gentleman’s Guide to Vices and Virtue”
Book review by Goodreads:
Henry “Monty” Montague was born and bred to be a gentleman, but he was never one to be tamed. The finest boarding schools in England and the constant disapproval of his father haven’t been able to curb any of his roguish passions—not for gambling halls, late nights spent with a bottle of spirits, or waking up in the arms of women or men.
Sadly, I can’t attend the Commissioners Meeting tomorrow, but will try to attend next week along with other Geaugans who are extremely concerned.
Notice that we have not objected to the book’s existence on the shelves though that in itself is reprehensible. The Library Board members are quick to scream ” censorship” when we object to such garbage. That is not our objective.
However, we do think that the staff member that recommended this publication and the supervisory personnel who approved it should be disciplined and even discharged for corrupting the morals of minors.
This is an abuse of freedom of speech, and should be viewed as a crime.
I hope to see you all again soon at your meeting (s).
“The queer teen historical you didn’t know that you needed” – Teen Vogue Review
The novel that this quote is referring to is “The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue”. It is not only on the shelves of our Geauga County Public Library locations, but they are promoting it via community email as a “Staff Pick” for 9th-12 graders!
Online summaries and reviews explain that the lead character, who is an aristocrat from the 17OO’s is self-destructive; he gambles, drinks, and wakes up in the arms of men and women. The story describes his year-long journey of self-discovery while travelling with two companions.
On the GCPL site, this book is filed under the subject term: “Hedonism – Juvenile Books”. How fitting.
The themes of this book are not appropriate for impressionable high-school students. Our community needs to collectively speak out and get clarity from GCPL on who selects books for recommendation and on the process, in order to drive change and protect our children.
Here are two ways that you can make your voice heard:
• Email GCPL Director, Ed Worso at @Eworso@GeaugaLibrary.net
• Join the virtual GCPL Board Meeting tomorrow – Jan 19 @4pm.
Download of Microsoft App is required to join the meeting.