The Ort Library is celebrating Banned Books Week (September 27 – October 3, 2015) with a display on banned books. Come see examples of some of the books that have been challenged and/or banned. Books are available to be checked out.
Each year, the American Library Association distributes a list of books that have been banned and/or challenged. During 2000 – 2009 most books were challenged and/or banned because of offensive language, being sexually explicit, containing occult/Satanism, or because the book was considered inappropriate for the age group. Additionally, during 2000 – 2009, most challenges to books were begun by a parent with the school, school library, and public library being the places most challenges were initiated (http://www.ala.org/bbooks/frequentlychallengedbooks/statistics).
On October 6, 2015 at 7:00 pm on the third floor of the library, the Ort Library is hosting the Banned Books Reading.
Celebrate the Freedom to Read!!