Saturday, September 26, 2009

Celebrate Your Freedom To Read

Starting today, we join libraries all over the country in celebrating our freedom to read and the importance of our First Amendment. Held annually during the last week of September, Banned Books Week highlights the benefits of free and open access to information while drawing attention to the harms of censorship by spotlighting actual and attempted bannings of books across the United States. Come in and take a look at the books locked up in our display case; they represent just a few of the titles that were challenged in 2007 and 2008.

Chad, Rustle, and Mooch, the Crash Pad puppets, misinterpret the meaning of Banned Books Week, trying to throw some books with objectionable content--including Of Mice and Men, The Grapes of Wrath, The Joy of Cooking, and the phone book--out of the library, until Herb points out the error of their ways.

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