- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 10, 2015

PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) - Books about black magic, Satanism and the occult have been flying off the shelves at libraries in eastern Oregon - and not coming back.

Librarians say the books are frequently stolen, so they have stopped stocking some books to slow down the financial loss.

For example, The East Oregonian (https://bit.ly/1M9vA6C ) reported there are supposed to be 36 tarot card books in the Sage Library System, which covers 77 libraries in fifteen counties in Eastern and central Oregon. But, nearly a third of them are lost or missing.

There are no books about Satanism in the Pendleton library. Interim director Mary Finney says the shortage of books on occult subjects is due to thefts.

Also frequently stolen are test preparation books and books about mushroom identification.


Information from: East Oregonian, https://www.eastoregonian.info

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