We are offering a number of activities to celebrate Banned Books Week; come celebrate the freedom to read with us!
Banned Books Week is an annual celebration of the freedom to read, challenging censorship by drawing attention to banned or challenged books.
“The Banned Books Week Coalition is a national alliance of diverse organizations joined by a commitment to increase awareness of the annual celebration of the freedom to read. The Coalition seeks to engage various communities and inspire participation in Banned Books Week through education, advocacy, and the creation of programming about the problem of book censorship. Banned Books Week was launched in 1982 in response to a sudden surge in the number of challenges to books in schools, bookstores and libraries.” (source: http://bannedbooksweek.org/about)
Ready to have some fun and show your support? Visit our banned books displays on the first and second floor, play our banned books matching games, snag a button to declare your support of the freedom to read, or take a mugshot with a banned book of your choice at our first floor photo stand and share with the hashtag #McKillopBannedBooksWeek2019
Always keep the light on!