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Book banned by some Wisconsin libraries


BROWN COUNTY (WKOW) -- Some libraries in Wisconsin are keeping a popular best-seller off their shelves.

They say it's either too racy or too poorly written. The book is "Fifty Shades of Grey" by E.L. James.

The Brown County library system in the Green Bay area is one of the few in Wisconsin that's not carrying the romance novel based on standards they use every day.

"It (the book) was called stupid. There are certainly everyday titles that are better written, have more value and more interest to the community that we say no to because we can't afford to do it. We have a very limited budget," said Lynn Stainbrook, Director of the Brown County Library System.

The book is available in the Madison area.

The South Central library system has many copies of it, but the online catalog shows there's a long waiting list to get one.

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