Viral Photo Of Near-Empty Library Shelves Sends Powerful Message

Schools have become increasingly focused on prohibiting young adult books from their libraries. The public library in Texas intends to do via Facebook.

The Facebook post on the subject has gone viral that the effort to ban young adult books in the school library is a good one.

The pair of side-by-side photographs, shared by Pflugerville Public Library in Texas, aims to visualize what the library’s shelves could look like if anything that contains something likely to cause discomfort had to be removed.


The caption begins, “This is a before and after shot of what a single shelving unit in the library’s Teen Space would look like if we removed every book with content that could offend someone.”

“Out of 159 books, 10 of them remain on the shelves. We took away books that contained insults, teen alcohol, religious content, racism, magic, abuse, sexual content, and more.”

The library provides a range of options. “You get to decide which you and your family want.”

When reached by yahoo life for the statement, A spokesperson at Pflugerville Library says, “will not be taking any interviews” as the oldster considers social media posts “stand on their own. “Pulling the story out of that medium loses some of the context, great conversation, and feedback we received….”

Some expressed concerns about the publication, asking whether the books were returned to the bookshelves. The spokesperson in the library responded, “All of these books were reshelved and will continue to be in circulation. It was just one visual experiment on censorship.”