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Thu, 28 Oct 2021 13:51:28 -0400
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I will say I agree with Dani on it being parents job. I always encourage
parents to be aware of what their kids are reading.
But as  a parent and a librarian that uses the library with a child giving
them a certain area to pick from and feel like they are safe is helpful. We
don't shelve all of our books together like this app seems to. Options are
helpful.
Parents of young kids may be turned off right from the start because even
the banner that runs at the top has at least one slightly scary image
without even opening a book.

 I have been working with it and have found no way to limit with filters as
a user like we can for CL. As a user I find that feature very helpful for
kids and adults. Just my thoughts!

On Thursday, October 28, 2021, Danielle Fortin <[log in to unmask]>
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> Forgive me, but isn't that the parents'/guardians' job? We don't restrict
> access in the regular collection or in cloudLibrary. Parents should be
> working with their kids, not asking us to do it for them.
>
> On Thu, Oct 28, 2021 at 12:36 PM Janet Wilson <
> [log in to unmask]>
> wrote:
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> > Hi James,
> >
> > Thanks for the update on ComicsPlus. We were able to get it onto our
> > website with no problem.
> >
> > I have a question about kids using ComicsPlus. There are a lot of good
> > kids books on there, but there are also books aimed at adults that I
> > know some parents will not want their children to have access to. Is
> > there any way to limit which books kids can access?
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > Janet Wilson
> > --
> > Janet Wilson, Director
> > Rangeley Public Library
> > P.O. Box 1150
> > 7 Lake St.
> > Rangeley, ME 04970
> > (207)864-5529
> > [log in to unmask]
> >
>
>
> --
> Danielle Fortin, she/her
> Teen Services Librarian
> McArthur Public Library
> YSS Chair
>


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Michelle Fagan
Thompson Free Library
Dover-Foxcroft
207-564-3350

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