Picture book likely to stay on library shelf

Friday, October 19, 2012 | 4:22 p.m. CDT

BRENTWOOD — A parent wants a children's picture book removed from a suburban St. Louis library because it apparently involves gay marriage.

But the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that "Uncle Bobby's Wedding" will likely survive the challenge. Brentwood Public Library director Vicki Woods said trustees have not voted on whether to remove it, but she is unaware of any who support removal.

The book has been in the library for four years and is about a girl's relationship with her engaged uncle. "Uncle Bobby's Wedding" was published in 2008 by author Sarah S. Brannen.

The characters, guinea pigs or hamsters, are about to wed. Both appear to be male. The book does not revolve around that issue, but rather whether the uncle will still have time spend with the girl.

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