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Poll: Should Libraries Carry 'Fifty Shades of Grey' Trilogy?

Gwinnett County Public Library has deemed the popular series too racy for book shelves.

Poll: Should Libraries Carry 'Fifty Shades of Grey' Trilogy?

Libraries across the country are pulling a book series popular with a lot of women, and moms, called "Fifty Shades of Grey."

in Georgia is one of those joining the backlash of the books deemed "mommy porn" by some.

The books: “ Fifty Shades of Grey,” “ Fifty Shades Darker” and “ Fifty Shades Freed” are currently numbers one through three on the New York Times bestseller fiction list.

Deborah George, the division director for materials management at GCPL, explained the wildly popular books by E. L. James are “out of scope.”

The trilogy is a series of erotic novels about the relationship between college student Anastasia Steele and businessman Christian Grey -- a man with a unique sexual appetite.

“Our collection development plan states that we do not collect self-proclaimed erotica, which is the primary reason for our decision not to purchase this and similar materials,” George wrote in an email to Patch.

Besides Gwinnett County, Georgia, libraries in Florida and Wisconsin have banned the racy novels.

Take our poll and tell us what you think. Should libraries carry the controversial "Fifty Shades of Grey" trilogy?

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