September 25-October 2 is Banned Books Week, and to celebrate we are proudly displaying books from our Classics and Nonfiction collections that have formerly been banned or challenged in America.
Banned Books Week began in 1982, and it has been held annually since then across the country. To quote the American Library Association, this week, "highlights the benefits of free and open access to information while drawing attention to the harms of censorship by spotlighting actual or attempted bannings of books across the United States." (www.ala.org/ala/issuesadvocacy/banned/bannedbooksweek/index.cfm)
Some titles may suprise you, and listed below are just a few examples of what you will see here on the second floor display:
Image courtesy of Flickr user Karen Horton.