The comics blogosphere and press has been closely following the situation in Marshall, MO, where complaints over content led to FUN HOME and BLANKETS being removed from library shelves. The library began a long, thoughtful process of public hearings to decide on a new policy, one of which was held on Tuesday.
Now, a comment on a Beat posting on the matter from Amy Crump, the chief librarian at the Marshall Public Library states simply:
The Marshall Public Library Board of Trustees voted to return both ‘’Fun Home’’ and ‘’Blankets’’ to the library’s shelves on Wednesday, March 14, 2007.
We imagine a fuller story in the Marshall Democrat-Newws, which has covered this story extensively, will be along, but if true, this sounds like a triumph of the democratic process to us. Of course, we’re biased.