Four sex-related books will stay on Topeka library shelves

TOPEKA | Four sex-related books will remain on the shelves at the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library.

The Board of Trustees voted 7-3 Thursday night to keep "Sex for Busy People," ''The Lesbian Kama Sutra," ''The Joy of Sex" and "The Joy of Gay Sex" on the library's shelves. The board passed an amended version of a recommendation from Gina Millsap, the library's executive director.

The amendment directs library staff members to post a public service statement explaining the controversy on the library's Web site and possibly on a bulletin board at the library. The statement would inform parents that sexual health information is available at the library.

Last year Kim Borchers of Kansans for Common Sense Policy submitted a statement of concern to the library saying the books were harmful to minors under Kansas law.