The Andersen Library Celebrates Banned Books Week

Celebrate the freedom to read with the Andersen Library during Banned Books Week. The Library will be joining the American Library Association as it celebrates 30 years of Banned Books Week activities. The event will run from October 1-5, 2012. All activities will be located on the main floor of the Library, near the circulation desk.

Banned Books Display 2012

A new display in the Library highlights the titles that have been banned or challenged from many schools in America. You may be surprised by the many popular titles, such as Anne Frank and Harry Potter. The Library is recognizing the week by hosting of numerous free events available to all students:

October 1- Be featured in your very own Read Poster

October 2- Willie Warhawk will visit the library to support the freedom to read

October 3- Make your own letter tile coasters

*All events will run from 1-4pm and are FREE.

The American Library Association created Banned Books Week to highlight the value of access to free and open information. The event has spread from a small library event to a national campaign about the harms of censorship. Stop on down to the Library during Banned Books Week and celebrate the freedom to read!

For more information regarding Banned Books Week, please visit the circulation desk, or you can visit the national Banned Books Week Website at

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One Response to The Andersen Library Celebrates Banned Books Week

  1. De says:

    Cindy’s Weekly Wisdom – Just Because You Can, Doesn’t Mean You Should

    Just because we can read something, doesn’t mean we should read it. There should be a level of maturity involved when making choices about what books to read. Just because there is porn, should we let children see it? What is the parent’s role in deciding what is valuable for their children to read? It’s all about making good educated choices. Censorship can help people make better choices. Do you pick up a book that’s on the banned books list because you like it or just because it’s on the list. Should we give prisoner’s books to read about how to escape? Just some thoughts.

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