By: Graydon Megan
Source: Chicago Tribune
A small group of Elmhurst residents is urging the Elmhurst Public Library to take a closer look at violent M-rated video games, both in the titles selected and in the money spent buying the games.
Resident Elaine Fleming, a psychotherapist, recently told City Council members she and four or five other residents had asked the library board to review its selection process for the games, which often feature realistic graphics of weapon use, killings and other violence.
“We’re not asking for a ban,” Fleming said. “We are asking that the library put some policies in place to review these games.”
Fleming may have been speaking to the City Council, but her group’s concerns have been heard by the library board, according to library director Mary Beth Campe.
“The board directed me to review our selection policy,” said Campe. “We’re looking at it right now.”
Campe said she was working with library staff to put together a collection-management plan for review at the board’s April 16 meeting.
For more about the library’s policy click here.