Yesterday kicked off Banned Books Week! In case you haven’t been around the library lately, we are making it very easy for you to find and read banned books, as our current display contains some of the most banned or challenged book of the last decade.
Banned books are books that have been removed from the shelves of a library, bookstore, or classroom due to what some consider controversial content. A book may be challenged (an attempt to ban) or banned on political, religious, sexual, or social grounds. The acts of banning or challenging a book are a serious matter, because these are forms of censorship which strike at our freedom to read.
There are 9 Bookmarks filled with some of the decade’s most banned and challenged books for you to peruse. You’ll be surprised by how many you’ve already read! These are at Circulation, Reference and the Display by the entertainment DVDs and new books.
We encourage you to celebrate your freedom to read all week… all year really.