Monday, September 26, 2011

Banned Books Week, Sept 24-Oct 1

Banned Books Week has officially begun! Always held the last week in September, Banned Books Week gives us an opportunity to celebrate the freedom of access to information- as well as bringing awareness to the harms of censorship.

During this week, libraries, schools, and booksellers often feature books that have been been banned in libraries or schools in the United States. However, the American Libraries Association states that, "Fortunately, while some books were banned or restricted, in a majority of cases the books were not banned, all thanks to the efforts of librarians, teachers, booksellers, and members of the community to retain the books in the library collections." Help spread the word about Banned Books Week, and celebrate the freedom to read!

Interested in learning more? Check out these great links:
Care to guess at some banned book titles? Visit the Water Library Facebook page throughout the week to take our Banned Books polls!