Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Do you enjoy your freedom to read and choose whatever you want to read? Join the SSC Library in participating in our read-a-thon

This year’s Banned Books Week is taking place from Sept. 21-27. The library will have books on display that have been removed from some school of public libraries because individuals didn’t believe they were appropriate for you to read. Such classics as:
o       “Little House on the Prairie”
o       “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone”
o       “Grapes of Wrath” and
o       “Anne Frank: the Diary of a Young Girl”.

The South Sioux City Public Library, 2121 Dakota Avenue, will be hosting a Read-A-Thon on Monday, Sept 22 from 9am-7pm. If interested in participating contact one of our librarians and we can sign you up for a half hour time slot.  Plus we won’t ban you from reading what you want.

Banned Books Week celebrates the Freedom to Read by encouraging readouts, displays, and community activities designed to raise awareness of the ongoing threats of censorship that continue to occur.

Banned Books Week is sponsored by

  • the American Booksellers Association,
  • American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression,
  • American Library Association,
  • American Society of Journalists and Authors,
  • Association of American Publishers,
  • Comic Book Legal Defense Fund,
  • Freedom to Read Foundation,
  • National Association of College Stores,
  • National Coalition Against Censorship,
  • National Council of Teachers of English,
  • PEN American Center, and
  • Project Censored.

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