A brave statement for a librarian to be making these days:

A children’s book depicting a masked burglar pointing a gun at a woman will remain in Evanston Public Library despite complaints that the image is too violent for young readers.

“A good library collection should have something to offend everyone,” said Jan Bojda, head of children’s services at the library. “If they don’t, they are not doing their job.”

[Quote from May 21 Chicago Tribune; story courtesy]