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Read Any Good Books Lately?

October 6, 1876: The American Library Association (ALA) is formed. The non-profit organization was formed during the Centennial Exposition held in Philadelphia in 1876. During that time, there were 103 librarians who came for the “Convention of Librarians” which was held from October 4 through 6. 609 more words


Readers' Corner: Banned Books Week

Every year this week, the good folks at the American Library Association “celebrate” Banned Books Week. It’s a way of drawing attention to all the books that are challenged for removal from libraries for various reasons, usually having to do with material deemed inappropriate for young students assigned to read them. 443 more words


They Banned THAT?!?

“These books are banned?”

It’s the incredulous question we get repeatedly each year when we put up our display for Banned Books Week, which winds down for 2015 tomorrow. 589 more words

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And Banned Books Week comes to a close


“And these are a few of my favorite things…” (I’m singing in my head right now.)

Is this a list of good books?

Classic books? 316 more words

Banned Books Week

This week is banned books week. Every year, hundreds of books are banned or challenged all over the world. I recently read Captain Underpants is one of the most frequently challenged books for offensive language. 555 more words


This Week is Banned Book Week!

This week begins National Banned Books Week when we celebrate our right to read what we want! Part of libraries’ raison d’etre is to resist censorship and protect people’s privacy and informational freedom. 149 more words


Welcome to Banned Books Week!


This year Banned Books Week runs from September 27th to October 3rd. Banned Books Week is a time of year where we (in America at least) seek to “ 564 more words