Sunday, September 28, 2014

CCPL - Banned Books Week 2014

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Libraries, Bookstores Celebrate Banned Books Week

Campbell County Public Library System is gearing up to celebrate Banned Books Week, an annual celebration of our right to access books without censorship. This year's observance is September 21-27 and commemorates the most basic freedom in a democratic society—the freedom to read freely—and encourages us not to take this freedom for granted. Since its inception in 1982, Banned Books Week has reminded us that while not every book is intended for every reader, each of us has the right to decide for ourselves what to read, listen to or view. Stop by the libraries in Gillette and Wright and see the displays of books that have been banned or challenged over the years – you may be surprised. Patrons are also invited to view the video produced with the assistance of Gillette Public Access TV that feature library employees reading selections from challenged books.

Banned Books Week 9/22-26
Celebrate your freedom to read! Check out the Campbell County Public Library Teen Banned Books display; have your “wanted” photo taken with a banned book. Drop-in activities will take place from 3:30-5 p.m., Monday through Friday. During this week, we will also hand out copies of our fall “One Book, One Teen Room” selection: If I Stay by Gayle Forman; the book discussion will take place in October.  (ps: I did not go down to the Teen Room to see their display, the pictures below are in the main room of the library. )

Above are the articles from our library's website. I visited on Saturday to pick up some books on hold and asked permission to take pictures of the display. There are printed pages from a book displayed on the front right corner, and now I can't remember the title. Also the smaller photos are of library staff holding a banned book under a banner like a police line-up titled CAUGHT! The somewhat larger photos are actually artist's renditions of banned book authors holding a placard listing the book they wrote etc. The one in the center is of course, Holden Caulfield, Catcher in the Rye.

I am proud of our library for all the events they sponsor, all the extras they offer. The Banner reads: Banned Books Week Celebrate the Freedom to Read!.

Hope you had a chance to read a banned book this week.

Until next time

Stay Busy and Stay Happy

1 comment:

  1. There has been a lot going on for Banned Books week but not so much where I live. I get to see and hear about it on the web. Have a good week!