Monday, September 23, 2013

Celebrate the Freedom to Read

This is Banned Books Week, Sept 22-28th. It is an annual event that gathers the entire reading community in a celebration and a protest. We celebrate our freedom to read, to have open access to information, to express ideas and expand our knowledge. But we also protest against those who want to restrict our access to information and removed books from libraries.

There are some surprises when looking at a list of banned and challenged books. a list of events for this week is at  More information on banned and challenged books at

Besides the displays and readings, this year for the first time Banned Books Week will include Twitter parties to be held Monday Sept. 23 from noon pm – 2pm, and Wednesday
Sept 25th from 2pm-4pm.  
Supporters are urged to tweet using the hashtag #bannedbooksweek. And additional tags: #bannedbookparty, #heroes, @OIF, @KidsRight2Read, @freadom, @FTRF

Visit the display in the Armacost Library, join in the Twitter party and CELEBRATE!

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