I saw this article on my Washington Post news feed this morning. I was shocked, not so much because I didn't know that libraries purge because I have purchased purged books, but because the list of purged books essentially discards much of the literature educated people feel you need to read to be well read. The purging of "Great Books" makes those books unavailable for people who are not able to purchase.
What comes to mind is that scene in Richard Wright's autobiography, Black Boy, when Richard borrows a co-worker's library card so that he might satiate his hunger for books - "Great Books." This enlightenment would not have been possible if the shelves had been stuffed with popular fiction. I suppose libraries, like television, scarily reflect our tastes.
Take action!!!! Go to your local public library and check out some "Great Books" so the library won't discard them to make room for A Million Little Pieces.