This week is Banned Books Week, which despite its sensational name (coined in the 1980s), is a time to recognize and celebrate our freedom to read.
We strongly support your right to decide what is okay for you or for your children to read, but we don’t make that decision for you by censoring what’s included our library’s collections. We strive to have our collection reflect the diversity of experience, opinion, and interests of our community, country and the world–as much as our budget allows. And interlibrary loan allows us to borrow books for you from hundreds of New Hampshire and U.S. libraries; think about how that expands your reading options.
See library policies established by the Trustees related to this issue at https://tamworthlibrary.org/about/policies/ and feel free to stop in to discuss with us. Look for these policies, which are also in a notebook at the library:
- Collection Development and Maintenance
- Confidentiality of Library Records
- Request for Reconsideration of Library Materials
- Library Bill of Rights
- Freedom to Read Statement