Thank you for contacting us about your concerns. The library does not subscribe to a Metro Detroit magazine. I apologize for my confusion; I am not sure what magazine you are referring to. Generally speaking, the advertisements in newspapers and magazines are not within the library's control, and so my best advice to have your concerns heard would be to contact the publishers of Metro Detroit magazine about the ads that they accept.
Thank you for taking the time to contact us, and if you are talking about a different title, please let me know and I will follow up.
Eva Davis, Director
Eva, I appreciate your response. Please let me clarify: Metro Detroit Magazine is a free circular that is currently on display over by the Adult New Book shelf. If you would only switch to offering the magazines flat on the top of the bookshelf, the objectionable material would not be visible. Currently, they are supported on a clear plastic display, hence the back is visible.
Because this is something you can easily change, I would appreciate if my concerns as a parent were not dismissed. I don't think I'm asking for too much; just a change in how the material is displayed.
Again, thanks for your time and attention to this matter.
Thank you for providing the additional information about the magazine you are referring to. I think you are talking about Real Detroit Weekly, not Metro Detroit Magazine. Real Detroit Weekly is on display by the Adult New Book shelf, and that additional piece of information you provided was very helpful in clueing me in on what you were talking about! I will see what we can do.
Thanks again for following up with more information.