BANNED BOOK WEEK!
Celebrate Banned Books Week at the Hubbard Library!
Check out the Banned Books Week display in the Children's Department, play Banned Books Bingo, do a Words Have Power coloring page, and if you check out a banned book, take a Banned Books Week sticker & bookmark home with you!
The American Library Association hosts Banned Books Week at the end of every September to celebrate the freedom to read and highlight the value of free and open access to information.
"Banned Books Week brings together the entire book community — librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers — in shared support of the freedom to seek and express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular.
To continue to raise awareness about the harms of censorship and the freedom to read, the ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) publishes an annual list of the Top Ten Most Challenged Books, using information from public challenges reported in the media, as well as censorship reports submitted to the office through its challenge reporting form.
Find out which books made the Top Ten Most Challenged Books of 2016 and explore Top Ten talking points, infographics and social media art on the Top Ten resource page. View the 2017 State of America’s Library Report for more information on censorship, library trends and research."