Banned Books Week 2020

Once a year, the American Library Association's Office for Intellectual Freedom promotes Banned Books Week, a week that "spotlights current and historical attempts to censor books in libraries and schools. It brings together the entire book community — librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types — in shared support of the freedom … Continue reading Banned Books Week 2020

Banned Books Week 2019 | Reading Challenge

Banned Books Week is almost upon us (September 22nd - 28th). This year, I want to actively participate in "highlight[ing] the value of free and open access to information" as well as show my "support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas". < < READ MY WRAP-UP HERE >> But first, a little … Continue reading Banned Books Week 2019 | Reading Challenge

#AtoZChallenge: Libraries

Could L be for anything else but Libraries? Jay Niles Memorial Library is the library in my hometown. The children in the Niles family donated the building and funds to construct a public library for community members. Construction was finished in 1918, and since then, a new addition and an influx of materials has made the library a pillar … Continue reading #AtoZChallenge: Libraries

Banned Books Week

*Happy* Banned Books Week! I put asterisks around Happy because the phrasing seems a little adverse, although it is appropriate because of its purpose. The observance of Banned Books Week was created in 1982 as a response to the overwhelming surge of literary censorship. Since then, over 11,000 books have been challenged because of "unsuitable" or "offensive" content. … Continue reading Banned Books Week