Posts Tagged ‘banned books week’

In Honor of Hermione Granger’s Birthday (She’s 35 this month!)

Monday, September 22nd

Remember the first time you read Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone? Even if you haven’t read the books (they’re available in the library, it’s never too late!), you’ve probably seen the movies. And even if you haven’t seen the movies, I’m sure you’ve at least heard of Harry Potter, right? Well, this September marks […]

Ban it, burn it, bury it….but whatever you do, don’t read these books!

Monday, October 1st

Each year hundreds of books are challenged. What does the word “challenged” mean? Challenged is defined as a formal, written complaint filed with a library or school requesting that materials be removed because of content or appropriateness. Whether the challenge is based on sexual explicitness, sexuality, racism, religious viewpoints, violence, offensive language, or many other […]

Ban, Baby, Ban

Monday, September 26th

September 24th – October 1st is Banned Books Week.  That’s b-a-n-n-e-d, not “band books” on musical instruction or the latest Maroon 5 bio.  The American Library Association (ALA) dubs Banned Books Week as “an annual event celebrating the freedom to read and the importance of the First Amendment.”  This week “highlights the benefits of free and open access […]