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Welcome Back!

Welcome back students!

The Todd Library is here to met your research needs.  Need to find books, articles, and other research for a project or paper?  Come to the library on the second floor of Collins Hall or contact us at 630-466-2396.

We’ve also got a library at the Aurora campus on the first floor.  The phone number  is 630-801-4624.

 

We offer:

  • Research assistance available any time or by appointment
  • Internet terminals
  • Free printing
  • Paperback collection of current fiction
  • “New Books” display
  • Interlibrary Loan for books and articles we don’t have in our collection

See our library hours at https://library.waubonsee.edu/hours

 

What’s the deal with Banned Books Week?

Every year during Banned Books Week I get asked specifics about what books have been banned and who has banned them.  Many times books we now think of as classics were banned by school systems or even public libraries in the past.  For example, one of my personal favorites, “To Kill A Mockingbird” has been challenged and taken off the shelves of school libraries when parents didn’t like the language used in the novel.

Although books rarely get “banned” in libraries today, Banned Books Week celebrates the freedom to read and reminds us of the importance of intellectual freedom.  Basically intellectual freedom means that everyone should have the right to access and express ideas, even if the ideas are unpopular.

This idea comes through in this year’s theme for Banned Books Week:  Think for Yourself and Let Others Do the Same.

Stop by the library to browse our collection of challenged books or pick up a Banned Books Week pin.