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Another Library Zombie Outing

The ZRC blog has previously reported on the trend (one might say epidemic) of Anti-Zombie library programs for kids.

Well, here’s a library program that seems more Zombie Friendly and less Living Supremacist, once you get past mainstream media bias:

f brain-hungry zombies were going to attack somewhere, the library would probably be one of the hot spots.

On Thursday, zombies filled the Danville Public Library as part of the Zombie Prom.

Dozens of teenagers dressed up more for a Halloween party than an after-school program danced and schmoozed in the children’s department, bringing life to the place even though they were playing dead.

The Zombie Prom was a way for the library to reach out to youth in the community and to encourage young people to read. Rows of books were on display featuring popular books and games featuring the undead.

I’m not so sure that sharing a lot of the ‘popular’ Zombie literature with impressionable youth is a good thing, but hey, the Zombie Prom part sounds ok, and it’s a lot better than the ugly stereotyping we’ve talked about before from libraries.

Still, it’s not all perfect:

Library workers realized that zombies are a popular trend right now, with television shows and movies like “The Walking Dead” and books like “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies” gathering large numbers of fans.

“We want to validate things they like,” said library employee Jennifer Hartley. “And we want them to see what we have.”

The ZRC would urge the Danville Public Library to help its young readers move PAST the things they already ‘like’, if said things are hate literature/television like, say, The Walking Dead. But getting them in the door is a start, and providing a Zombie Prom instead of a simulated bloodbath is another.

So for now we can let it slide.


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The role of 'Administrator' will be played tonight by John Sears, currently serving as President of The Zombie Rights Campaign.

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