Banned Books Week

Celebrate Your Freedom To Read  

Banned Books Week

September 25- October 1, 2016

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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.

 

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