So yes, as one of my sagacious Anons pointed out in comments last week the Jones Library has indeed moved the suddenly (in Amherst anyway) controversial Tintin series of comic books. But no, it has nothing to do with political pressure -- including hints of racism -- brought to bear by parents and others concerned about dated, racially insensitive material.
Jones Library: Amherst's living room
According to Library Director Sharon Sharry: "Librarians are constantly re-thinking space needs, so as part of this ongoing dialogue, we reviewed the placement of our comic books and decided to give them a new home within the Children's Room. It's a very nice, cozy, bright spot that we think the kids will love."
New cozy home for comics section
A very small number of parents asked the Jones to relocate the comics out of the children's section entirely making them less accessible to their target audience, children. They pointed out the books are located in the main entry to the Children's Room and therefor have a higher profile.
Comics section former homeI'm told the Tintin comic series has been popular at the Jones Library for the last 30 years or so. And the recent tempest seems not to have unduly tarnished their popularity: On Friday when I asked for a sample copy to photograph, I was informed all 24 comics are currently out.