Friday, September 25, 2015

Banned Book Week: September 27-October 3, 2015

Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Held typically during the last week in September, it highlights the value of free and open access to information---your freedom to read.  

The Freedom to Read is essential to our democracy. Every year it is constantly under attack. Both public authorities and private groups all over our country are working to limit or restrict or censor content, especially in schools or libraries. 

Reading is among our greatest freedom! Your rights are rooted firmly in the U.S. Constitution in the First Amendment, which guarantees freedom of speech and freedom of the press.

Don't take your freedom for granted! Learn more this week at your Taft CHS Library Research Center. 
  • Did you know that "Young Adult books are challenged more frequently than any other type of book? " -ALA quote
  • JOIN in a celebration this Friday, October 2 by reading your favorite Banned or challenged book!
  • How many of the "2014 Top Ten Challenged Titles" have you read?

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