banned books

Celebrate Banned Books Week

Check out a banned book! Every year during the last week of September, the American Library Association celebrates the freedom to read. By focusing on efforts across the United States to remove or restrict access to books, Banned Books Week draws attention to the dangers and harms of censorship.

Banned Books Week 2014 highlights Graphic Novels

Banned Books Week is September 21 through September 27 and this year it highlights challenged graphic novels. What is Banned Books Week? It is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Over the years, a variety of books have been challenged including graphic novels.

The Life of a Book

 Where the Wild Things Are , by Maurice Sendak, was one of my favorite books as a child. Not only did I love the story, but I found the illustrations to be magical. 

Libraries are not only a great place for the newest books, but they also provide an opportunity for us to experience and discover classics, such as this. 

In 1964, Where the Wild Things Are, won the Randolph Caldecott Medal. This award is named in honor of nineteenth century English illustrator, Randolph Caldecott, and is awarded annually to the illustrator of the most distinguished picture book for children. It is sponsored by the Association of Library Service to Children a division of the American Library Association.

Banned Books Week 30th Anniversary

Stop by our Young Adult Department to see the comprehensive "Banned Books" Display created by our YA Librarian, Leanne Posey.  Any patron who checks out a "banned book" is eligible to win a prize, a gift certificate for Barnes & Noble! Just fill out the entry form and submit it when you check out at the Circulation Desk. 

Banned Book Week September 26 - October 3

  

This is the twenty-eighth annual celebration of Banned Book Week and of the freedom to read. Many books have been challenged and pulled from library shelves. The American Library Association has lists and information on books that have been controversial. Some of the books that have been challenged are:

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