Libraries have always filtered print content -- they don't stock Hustler in the magazine section, for example. The internet makes this job much more difficult. Filtering technology is improving; if the software has evolved to a certain point, then our library should carefully consider using it.
What we don't need is the kind of panic reflected in some of the comments beneath those earlier posts.
The N&R reports that Danny Thompson "waved a thick stack of incident reports from this year for the central library," and said, "I don’t want to mention some of the acts that are going on."
Go ahead and mention them, Councilman, I'm sure you can find acceptable language.
We're adults, and we need real information to make this kind of decision. Scare stories aren't good enough.
And let's hear what experts on libraries and internets have to say, too.