Display deals with questions of censorship
Clackamas County Review
Lake Oswego, Oregon
Carole Dickerson, Eloise McGraw, Barbara Bendick
Carole Dickerson stands in front of the Banned Books Week display at the library
Lake Oswego Library Directory Carole Dickerson believes if people pause to consider censorship they are less likely to be a censor. (Staff photo by Samantha Haney)
The Lake Oswego public library celebrates Banned Books Week by setting up a display to showcase various books that have been banned or challenged in Oregon. Carole Dickerson, library director, says the showcase will hopefully make people consider what happens to books when they are banned or censored. A Lake Oswego mother said that while she does not think books should be banned, she does think there should be monitoring for children while they read. Another mother said that she appreciated the showcase as she cannot read everything her kids read. She also stated that she is also for guidance in what children read, but is opposed to censorship.
Banned Books Week, censorship