Get ready for Banned Books Week

Banned Books Week

Banned Books Week is September 24 through October 1 this year and we already have a special display of banned books for you. This annual event celebrates the freedom to read and the importance of the First Amendment. According to the American Library Association website (www.ala.org), Banned Books Week takes place every last week of September and "highlights the benefits of free and open access to information while drawing attention to the harms of censorship by spotlighting actual or attempted banning of books across the United States."

Here is are some of the titles that we have on display:

Mockingjay Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

A Clockwork Orange A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J. K. Rowling

The Da Vinci Code The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown

Twilight Twilight by Stephenie Meyer

[Banned Books Week image courtesy of www.ala.org]