Marks Banned Books Week: Newport Public Library presents graphic display of books locked out by censors
Cat is jumping down from a bookcase holding books locked up with chains.
Placing books that have been challenged by censors behind lock and key is a graphic way of presenting the message of Banned Books Week. This display at the Newport Public Library also attracted the attention of one of the library’s cats. (Photo by Leslie O’Donnell)
The Newport Public Library celebrated the 200th anniversary of the Bill of Rights and the freedom to read by creating a striking display for Banned Books Week. The display features a bookcase wrapped in chains, showing books by children’s and adult authors that have been censored. Each year libraries and bookstores use displays and activities to draw attention to censorship of books which threatens intellectual freedom.
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