Article Title

Banned? Sure are, somewhere

Newspaper

The Springfield News

Date

9-7-1985

Location

Springfield, Oregon

Participants

Dick Caldwell, Arlo Giles

Photo Description

A display of banned books along with a poster of authors with black bars over their mouths.

Photo Caption

The Book Lounge is doing its part for the First Amendment

Abstract

Dick Caldwell, owner of The Book Lounge in the Springfield Mall, is doing a display for Banned Books Week. His five square feet front display will have a poster of various authors with black bars over their mouths. There will also be a mock book burning scene to complete the display. Caldwell’s nightmare is that book-banning will be the first step to the government taking control over access to information. Arlo Giles, Springfield Public Librarian, says that he can only recall eight requests in fifteen years where materials were challenged.

Keywords

Banned Book Week, display, banned books

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