Library Services Department
Don Walker
Communications Director
Office: (321) 690-6843
Monday, May 28, 2012
Brevard County libraries return "Fifty Shades of Grey" to its shelves

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla -- The Brevard County Library System will return “Fifty Shades of Grey” to its library shelves.

The decision is in response to public demand, but also comes after considerable review and consideration by the library system. In all, 19 books from the “Fifty Shades of Grey” trilogy that were previously available will once again be available through the library system, according to Library Services Director Cathy Schweinsberg.

Earlier this month, a decision was made to pull “Fifty Shades of Grey” from our libraries as a result of published reviews and our own initial analysis of the book and its controversial content. Since then, we have begun a review of our selection criteria and that review continues even as the decision has been made to supply the book in response to requests by county residents.

“We have always stood against censorship,” Schweinsberg said. “We have a long history of standing against censorship and that continues to be a priority for this library system.”

The books are available effective immediately.

Brevard County Board of County Commissioners
Phone: 321.633.2000