Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Banned Book Week: September 22nd - 29th

Celebrate Banned Books Week

Sept 22-29 is Banned Books Week:

 Elizabeth Chyn is working on her GSA Gold Project along w/ the Library to educate people about ALA's Library Bill of Rights, Challenged Books, & the Freedom to Read. Come see what we have to offer and check something "Challenging" out!



Titles include: "Huckleberry Finn", Olive's Ocean", "Looking for Alaska", "The Color Purple", "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings", "Go Ask Alice", " 1984", "To Kill a Mockingbird", "The Golden Compass", "Harry Potter", and "Captain Underpants"!



Library Bill of Rights:

The American Library Association affirms that all libraries are forums for information
and ideas, and that the following basic policies should guide their services.
I. Books and other library resources should be provided for the interest, information,
and enlightenment of all people of the community the library serves. Materials
should not be excluded because of the origin, background, or views of those
contributing to their creation.
II. Libraries should provide materials and information presenting all points of view on
current and historical issues. Materials should not be proscribed or removed
because of partisan or doctrinal disapproval.
III. Libraries should challenge censorship in the fulfillment of their responsibility to
provide information and enlightenment.
IV. Libraries should cooperate with all persons and groups concerned with resisting
abridgment of free expression and free access to ideas.
V. A person’s right to use a library should not be denied or abridged because of origin,
age, background, or views.
VI. Libraries that make exhibit spaces and meeting rooms available to the public they
serve should make such facilities available on an equitable basis, regardless of the
beliefs or affiliations of individuals or groups requesting their use.
Adopted June 19, 1939, by the ALA Council; amended

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