This week is Banned Books Week, when libraries and other institutions everywhere celebrate the freedom to read and reemphasize the importance of the First Amendment. Here at our branch, we've set up a book display in the second-floor lobby with many of those titles that have been challenged at various times and places in the near and distant past. Some of those you see may surprise you! Also, if you're curious, take a look at the American Library Association's site here  for an ample list of few of the most challenged classics over the years along with the reasons they were banned. You just might get interested in reading some of them yourself!