In order to ensure that people can have a general idea of what they are buying, we have instituted The Ed Greenwood Group Rating system. It is intended for our patrons to be informed of what they are getting into, as these ratings can vary greatly within a setting.
A piece we feel that everyone can find entertaining.
Written and/or produced specifically for children.
This product has some themes and scenes which could be considered mature. No graphic depictions of violence or sex and no prolonged profanity. Some triggers might be present. Also known as “middle-grade fiction”. Some examples that we would consider Pre-Teen would be Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, and the Percy Jackson and the Olympians book series.
This product could have themes dealing with sex, violence (including violence towards children), profanity, and/or triggering scenarios with detailed (but not explicit) scenes. Also known as “young adult fiction”. Some examples of what we would consider as Teenager would be The Hunger Games book series, the Divergent book series, Twilight, and Go Ask Alice.
This product contains themes and scenes that some may find confusing or disturbing, and could deal with explicit instances of sex, violence, sexual violence, gore, and other triggers. This product may also contain information of a highly political, technical, or scientific nature. 50 Shades of Gray would be in this rating category for sexual themes, as well as books like The Hunt for Red October for its technical and political themes, and Neuromancer for its complex scientific and technical themes.
Extremely explicit material usually involving sex and/or violence.