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Banned Books Week

Banned Books Week:  Celebrating the Freedom to Read will once again be observed in the Todd Library the last week of September.  This  annual American Library Association event reminds Americans to not take our freedom to read for granted. Banned Books Week is the only national celebration of the freedom to read.  Launched in 1982 in response to a sudden surge in the number of challenges to books in schools, bookstores and libraries, more than one thousand books have been challenged since its inception.  2009 marks its 27th anniversary (September 26 through October 3). Dare to visit the Todd Library to check out a banned book!

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  1. Dan Kleinman says

    No books have been banned in the USA for about a half a century. See “National Hogwash Week.”

    Also see “US Libraries Hit Back Over Challenges to Kids Books,” by Sara Hussein, Agence France-Presse [AFP], 6 September 2009.

  2. Rhea says

    But look at all the books that have been “Challenged” where various persons want them Banned. Remember to “fight the good fight”

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