Monday, September 27, 2010

Banned Books Week: Let freedom ring!

The library is recognizing Banned Books Week from September 25 to October 2. Did you know that over 460 books were challenged for removal from libraries last year? The ten most common ones are linked here (along with the reasons they were challenged). All books are not for everyone, but these challenges (and the outright bannings of books) remove that choice from individual library patrons.

We have a display in place that outlines the situation with banned books and offers examples of banned books from our own collection. Read them and decide for yourself.

Make your own choice! Read the books you want! Celebrate our freedom to read!

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