If you haven't seen it yet, you might want to read this story from The Orlando Sentinel about a mom from Longwood, FL., who refused to return several Gossip Girl books to Lake Mary library because she objected to their "racy" content.
Tina Harden returned the books Thursday - she'd held them since 2008 - and says she made her point (now that she's fielding media requests, of course). She wants the library to waive the $85 fine. What, $85 is too much to spend for your principles? Follow the rules, Ms. Harden, and pay up. You'll look more committed (and like more of a fan of reading).
But parents, help me out here: You absolutely have the right to veto what your kids read. But why do you get to decide what other kids should read? Shouldn't that be up to their parents? I just will never understand this. (Also, on a side note, I am pretty sure reading Gossip Girl isn't what leads teenagers to smoke pot or have sex, though that's just a guess on my part. Perhaps based on the fact that I read The Exorcist at 12, and it didn't make me want to be possessed by Satan.)