It’s Banned Books Week, which sounds more dire than it really is. Outright bans on books are rare, but there are a number of challenges in the U.S. each year, tracked by the American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom. The main point of the week-long event is to raise awareness and discuss why access to diverse content is important.
Here at the library, we encourage parents to supervise and guide their children’s reading as they see fit.
Stop in this week, we have a display of the past year’s most frequently challenged books, and we’re happy to discuss this issue with you.