September 27 – October 3 is Banned Books Week and you might have noticed our display has been up all month long in preparation for it.
So what is Banned Books Week all about? Well, the American Library Association explains that it’s “an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. . . By focusing on efforts across the country to remove or restrict access to books, Banned Books Week draws national attention to the harms of censorship.”
And what can you do to celebrate Banned Books? Read them! We have lots of titles on display here in the library. Plus you can check out the “Top Ten Most Frequently Challenged Books” and try to read some of those. Or you can check out the Banned Books Virtual Read Out:
Come in and grab a book off our display. Celebrate your freedom to read what you want. Who knows, you might find out that one of your favorite books was banned or challenged at some point.