The Main Library, Science Library, and the Curriculum Materials Library in Aderhold are all hosting displays this week of Banned or Challenged books to celebrate Banned Book Week. Each book, while wrapped, has a label with a brief description of its plot/content, its publication date, and whether it’s fiction or non-fiction. The tag also tells you where, when, and why it was banned or challenged. We’ve included books banned around the world, historically and presently. The CML in Aderhold will have an extra display consisting specifically of children’s books that have been banned or challenged.
So stop by and pick up a book someone, somewhere thought you shouldn’t be allowed to read.
From the American Library Association:
Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Highlighting the value of free and open access to information, Banned Books Week brings together the entire book community –- librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types –- in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular. Read the ALA proclamation regarding Banned Books Week.