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Banned Books Week celebrates freedom to read

By Samantha Bartholomew

Did you know that more than 11,300 books have been challenged since 1982?

From Sept. 24 to Sept. 30, Banned Books Week was celebrated across the nation to raise awareness about, as well as celebrate, the freedom and right to read. 291 more words


Banned Books Week 2017

Banned Books Week has come and gone.  (It’s okay to be sad!)  We enjoyed sharing the week with you, and learning about how you came to know your favorite Banned Books. 65 more words


Know Your Rights: Intellectual Freedom & Libraries

The public library as an institution is charged with providing access to information, regardless of content. In doing so, the library stands firm in upholding the First Amendment and the American Library Association’s  519 more words


Stardate 95357.23: Facebook LIVE

Six weeks ago, my coworker Beth and I started doing a Facebook LIVE reference session on the Marx Library’s Facebook page. We do one every Tuesday at 2:00 pm. 226 more words

Banned Books Week: East of Eden

Sometimes it’s hard to wrap my head around the fact that hundreds of books are either challenged or removed outright from schools and libraries each year in the United States. 384 more words


5 challenged books to bring Banned Books Week to a close

Banned Books week is coming to a close, but I hope you had time to take a look at lists on your own and celebrate the freedom to read and the freedom of expression. 121 more words


Happy Banned Books Week

Hello, Everyone!

Since this week is Banned Books Week, I wanted to celebrate by discussing some of my favorite banned books!  Challenged or banned books have always been a hot topic due to their controversial nature.  1,101 more words

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