Banned Books Week!

Hello everyone! Julia from Jackson County Public Library here, to talk to you all about Banned Books Week, happening September 27th through October 3rd! Before we get into the nitty gritty of celebrating this week of censor-free festivities, lets first cover our bases. What exactly is a banned book? Why do we have this week … Continue reading Banned Books Week!

America the Dutiful

Freedom of information is an internationally recognized fundamental human right (as an extension of freedom of speech). The ideology of free speech is thought to have emerged in ancient Athens in the late 6th or early 5th century BC. England's Bill of Rights 1689, The Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen (1789), … Continue reading America the Dutiful

fREADom- Celebrate the Right to Read

This week (Sept. 21-27) is Banned Books Week, an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Every year, the American Library Association collects reports of attempts to ban or challenge books in classrooms, schools, and public libraries in order to study censorship and raise awareness. Check out the Top Ten Challenged Books lists of the 21st … Continue reading fREADom- Celebrate the Right to Read

Think for Yourself…

By Sarah Happy Banned Books Week, everyone!  It's time for the annual celebration of your freedom to read whatever you choose.  According to http://www.bannedbooksweek.org, this special week "was launched in 1982 in response to a sudden surge in the number of challenges to books in schools, bookstores and libraries. More than a thousand books have been challenged … Continue reading Think for Yourself…