Article Title

Library wraps banned books

Newspaper

The Hood River News

Date

10-1-2011

Location

Hood River, Oregon

Participants

Ashley Salisbury, Library Clerk; Buzzy Nielsen, Library Director

Photo Description

Image of young woman in a library holding books wrapped in newspaper. A small, color image of Banned Books Week "Free your mind" poster is included.

Photo Caption

Library clerk Ashley Salisbury stands with the "Dare to Read" display, with a symbolic fire fed by banned books wrapped in newsprint. She holds up a "mystery" title with only the bar code exposed.

Abstract

National Banned Books Week, sponsored by the American Library Association, is a time to celebrate the freedom to read. Hood River County Library staff have created a display of selected books that have been banned in the past. Patrons can check out a “mystery” book wrapped in newsprint with only the barcode showing from the display. The ten most challenged books in 2010 include “And Tango Makes Three” and “Twilight” (series).

Keywords

Banned Books Week, censorship, challenges, freedom to read

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