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Banned Books Week 2020

Celebrate your freedom to read during Banned Books Week, September 27th–October 3rd!

Banned Books Week is an annual event that spotlights current and historical attempts to censor books in libraries and schools.

This year’s Banned Books Week theme is “Censorship is a Dead End. Find Your Freedom to Read.” Censorship limits exploration and creates barriers to access information. The path toward the freedom to read starts at the library.

By focusing on efforts across the country to remove or restrict access to books, Banned Books Week draws national attention to the harms of censorship.

The Pulaski County Public Library supports the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular.

Books are still being banned and challenged today. A challenge is an attempt to remove or restrict materials, based upon the objections of a person or group. A banning is the removal of those materials.

Check out the American Library Association's list of the most frequently challenged books of last year.  You might be surprised what you find! http://www.ala.org/advocacy/bbooks/frequentlychallengedbooks/top10

Join us for Banned Books Trivia Night on Tuesday at 6:30.  Our live trivia nights happen over Zoom and are always fun!  Sign up here: https://forms.gle/ZbL54nZSTjdd6KRx8

We will host a Community Book Discussion on The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood on Wednesday at 6:00.  Sign up for the discussion and request your free copy here: https://forms.gle/g2aL5zgDM9ndYKTW8