Friday, September 20, 2013

Banned Books Week, Sept. 22 - 28, 2013

The American Library Association and the Office for Intellectual Freedom celebrates Banned Books Week each year at the end of September to recognize the strength of (and the challenges to) our First Amendment rights. 

In 2012, many books that you know of--and maybe even read!--were challenged in public and school libraries across the United States. Here is the list from the ALA:

Click HERE to access lists from other years.

To recognize Banned Books Week, a new display in the library features several books that have been challenged over the years, as well as a description why they were challenged.

Many teachers and staff also volunteered to have their "mug shots" taken because they have read some of these challenged books.

Curious about why books are challenged or interested to know if you've read some of these books? Stop by the library to check out the display!

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