Monday, September 26, 2016

It's Banned Books Week!

Banned Books Week 2016 is September 25 to October 1

The Banned Book Week Coalition is a national alliance of diverse organizations joined by a commitment to increase awareness of the annual celebration of the freedom to read.  This Coalition seeks to engage communities and inspire participation in Banned Books Week through education, advocacy, and the creation of programming about book censorship.  Hundreds of books are removed or challenged in schools and libraries across the U.S. each year.  The American Library Association estimates that 70-80% of challenges are never reported.  Join the library this week as we celebrate our 1st Amendment Rights by checking out a book from one of our Banned Books Week displays, located in the Children's Room, the Young Adult Room, and adult titles located near the Adult Reference Desk.  To discover books that have been banned across the country, check out this list of Frequently Challenged Books from the American Library Association.

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