Banned Books Week 2015

Help the Gingrich Library celebrate ALA’s Banned Books Week!

On Wednesday September 30th the Library will be hosting our 4th Annual Banned Books Read Out. Students and faculty members are invited to read a selection from their favorite banned book on the steps of the library. The read out will start at 12:45pm. Readers will have ten minute slots to read from their selection. A selection of banned books will be on hand to choose from.

According to the American Library Association, “A challenge is an attempt to remove or restrict materials, based upon the objections of a person or group.  A banning is the removal of those materials.  Challenges do not simply involve a person expressing a point of view; rather, they are an attempt to remove material from the curriculum or library, thereby restricting the access of others.  Due to the commitment of librarians, teachers, parents, students and other concerned citizens, most challenges are unsuccessful and most materials are retained in the school curriculum or library collection.” (ala.org)

To check out a list of frequently banned books see the American Library Association’s website at : http://www.ala.org/bbooks/frequentlychallengedbooks

For more information on banned books week see our libguide at : http://library.albright.edu/BannedBooks

Or contact Lindsay Sakmann Instructional Services and Outreach Librarian at lsakmann@albright.edu or ext.7212

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