Many libraries, including the Al Harris Library, will be celebrating Banned Books Week and the freedom to read during the week of September 21-27. Banned Books Week highlights the benefits of free and open access while drawing attention to the harms of censorship by spotlighting actual or attempted bannings of books across the United States. Hundreds of books are challenged or removed from libraries in the United States each year.
More information on banned/challenged books can be found on the American Library Association's frequently challenged books pages.
We hope you will come by the Library and see our display of just some of the hundreds of books that have been banned or challenged over the years.
Let's celebrate our freedom to read!