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Banned Books Week 2021

Celebrate your freedom to read during Banned Books Week, September 26th–October 2nd!

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 "Books Unite Us. Censorship Divides Us."  Sharing stories important to us means sharing a part of ourselves.  Books reach across boundaries and build connections between readers.  Censorship, on the other hand, creates barriers.

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

We will host a Community Book Discussion on All American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely on Tuesday at 6:00.  Sign up for the discussion and request your free copy here: https://forms.gle/ePwKpSuYtQm23X8A8