Why have these books have been banned or challenged by a school or public library?
This past week (September 29 - October 6) was Banned Books Week. This annual event is sponsored by the American Library Association and other organizations concerned with protecting the freedom to read. This observation began 30 years ago to call attention to the books that have been banned or challenged from school or public libraries around the United States.
For the past several years, the Children's Department of Freeman Library has observed this week with a display of books that have been banned or challenged somewhere in the United States, The book covers are covered over with brown paper, but if you lift the yellow flap you will find out why the book was banned or challenged.
The display of banned books will be up through the end of October. Please stop by the display to see what books have been banned or challenged. If you would like to read any of the books, just ask the librarians at the Kids Information Desk to help you find them.