Dr. NY Public Library keeping cess books in circulation

Despite the New York Public Library’s decision this week to discontinue its publication due to racist imagery, six controversial Drs. Cess books will be placed on the shelves.

The spokesperson said the library, serving Manhattan, the Bronx and Staten Island, said it does not censor books and will keep controversial titles in circulation, until they are in a suitable size for lending.

“As with all public libraries, the New York Public Library does not censor or delete books,” said library spokesperson Angela Montefines.

“In this case, the six titles in question are being extracted from print by Dr. Cess Enterprises, so we will have very few copies of these titles circulating until they are in acceptable condition,” Montefiniz said.

“Meanwhile, librarians, who care deeply about serving their communities and ensuring accurate and diverse representation in our collections – will certainly strongly consider this information when planning storytellers, performances and recommendations ,” He said.

Montefinez said the books are also part of the library’s historical research collection.

Theodore “Dr. In an incident in 1986 Sis “Geisel.
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A spokesperson for the Brooklyn Public Library said Wednesday that books are also in circulation. Queens Public Library officials did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Wednesday.

Dr. Seuss’s half-dozen books, whose real name was Theodore Seuss Giselle, made news this week when the company publishing the title for Penguin Random House said it would no longer publish them.

Six books – “If I Rone the Joo,” and to think that I saw it on Mulberry Street, “” McLeggott’s Pool, “” Beyond Zebra !, “” Scrambled Eggs Super !, “and” Kat’s Quizzer “! – Recent years have come under fire due to the stereotypical portrayal of various ethnic and racial groups.

But major libraries, including the Denver Public Library, said this week that they would also keep those titles on their shelves.

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