Banned Books Week

Celebrate Your Freedom To Read  

Banned Books Week

September 25- October 1, 2016


Most Americans would be surprised to know that some people believe they have the right to determine what others read. Books are challenged everyday at schools and libraries across the US.

The American Library Association or the ALA designates a week each year to bring special attention to these books in order for all people to celebrate their freedom by reading a book that others have deemed unacceptable. The ALA states that the purpose of Banned Books Week is to,

“highlight the value of free and open access to information and bring together the entire book community; librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types, in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular.”

So join us and celebrate your freedom by visiting the library today and checking out a book from one of our Banned Books Week displays.

Here is a list of frequently challenged books.


Registering to Vote Online

Did you know that you can

Register to Vote Online?  

It’s true!  All you need is your State ID/ Driver’s License #, date it was issued and the last 4 digits of your social security #.  Visit to start the registration process.  October 23, 2016 is the last day to register online.  In person registration at select locations are available until  November 7/8, 2016.  

Identification needed when registering in person:

If registering to vote in person, you must display two pieces of identification. Neither needs to be a photo ID, but one must include your current address. Acceptable forms of ID include:

  • Illinois driver’s license
  • Illinois state ID
  • Employee or student ID
  • Credit card
  • Social security card
  • Birth certificate
  • Utility bill in applicant’s name
  • Mail postmarked to the applicant
  • Valid U.S. passport
  • Lease or rental contract

Remembering September 11, 2001

There are a great deal of powerful images associated with the attacks on the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center,the attack on the Pentagon as well as the downed flight near Shanksville, Pennsylvania.  September 11th 2001 is a day that is burned into the memories of so many people.  They can remember what they were doing at the exact moment they found out about the attacks.    This terrible event brought so many people together and made Police and Fireman heroes.

According to CNN there was a total of 2,977  people were killed in New York City, Washington, DC and outside of Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

Timeline (from CNN):

The North Tower of the World Trade Center was hit at 8:46 a.m.

The South Tower of the World Trade Center was hit at 9:03 a.m.

The Pentagon Building was hit at 9:37 a.m.

South Tower of WTC collapsed within 10 seconds at 9:59 a.m.

Flight crashes in a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania at 10:03 a.m.

North Tower of WTC collapsed at 10:28 a.m.


Firefighters Raise A U.S. Flag At The Site Of The World Trade Center
NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 11: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY – NO COMMERCIAL SALES) Firefighters raise a U.S. flag at the site of the World Trade Center after two hijacked commercial airliners were flown into the buildings September 11, 2001 in New York. (Photo by 2001 The Record (Bergen Co. NJ)/Getty Images)
Soldiers spell out 9-11 WE REMEMBER
President Bush finds out about the attacks