A VISITOR to Huddersfield Library has spoken of his anger that lewd graffiti about young boys was left in the building's toilets for two weeks.
But a spokesman said instant action had not been taken because the complaints process had not been followed.
George Slater, 50, of Slaithwaite, visited Huddersfield Library two weeks ago.
In the gents' toilets, he noticed graffiti which invited young boys to carry out lewd acts in return for £10, complete with a mobile phone number.
He reported the graffiti to a member of staff in the reference library, who said his concerns would be passed on.
Mr Slater said he did not fill out the offered complaints form because he thought the matter was too urgent.
He returned to the library toilets two weeks later to find the graffiti was still there.
He complained at reception and was offered another complaints form.
Mr Slater said: "It is absolutely shocking that nobody in the library gives a damn.
"I hate the way kids are being targeted. By the time you fill in a form and the council write to you a youngster could have rung the number."
Tony James, marketing and communications manager for Kirklees Cultural Services, said complaints forms were the best way of bringing something to the chief librarian's attention.
He said: "If it is written down it makes sure it doesn't slip through the net. All reports go past the chief librarian."
Clean-up crews would be brought in as soon as they were available, he added.
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