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Outrage in village as adult books are left in phone box library

By March 19, 2021Libraries, News

Adult books have been left in a phone box library, causing outrage in a UK village.

The phone box is located in the village of Hurstbourne Tarrant in Hampshire and villagers were shocked to find erotic novels alongside the usual mix of fiction and children’s books.

The parish council chairman Ian Kitson asked whoever was leaving the “salacious” books to “find another outlet for your collection” to protect children from the inappropriate literature, stating it was “no laughing matter”.

“They know who it is in the village and they aren’t very well thought of,” he said.

Writing on Facebook, Hurstbourne Tarrant Parish Council said: “We love our red phone box library on Church Street… but we don’t love salacious adult literature being left in there.

“So if whoever is doing so is reading this, please don’t keep leaving inappropriate books… the majority of visitors to the phone box are children. And some of them are tall enough to reach the shelves where the books for grown-ups are.”

The erotic novels were removed as soon as they were discovered but more were discovered later by a local journalist.

The council appealed to anyone who might find any further “inappropriate” material in the phone box library to throw them away immediately.

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