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Banned Books Week!

by Maj. Ashley Carroll on 2019-09-26T14:14:00-04:00 | Comments


Banned Books Week is observed by libraries every year during the last week of September. The purpose of Banned Books week is to raise awareness about banned and challenged books and the harms of censorship. The week-long event also serves as an opportunity to demonstrate the importance of free and open access to information as well as to celebrate the freedom to read.

You may be surprised to learn that many books that are now considered classics have been challenged over the years, including:

To Kill a Mockingbird

The Great Gatsby

Lord of the Flies


The Catcher in the Rye

The Grapes of Wrath

The Lord of the Rings

A Clockwork Orange

The Harry Potter series

Stop by Preston Library and speak with a librarian to learn more about Banned Books Week or to check out any of the books listed above.

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