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Banned books displayed at Lake Oswego Library

27 September 2001


As part of Banned Books Week, the Lake Oswego Public Library is displaying books, movies, and other material that have been challenged around the country. The ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom has recorded more than 6,000 book challenges since 1990. The Oregon State Library recently issured the 14th annual report of the Oregon Intellectual Freedom Clearinghouse, and it lists 47 challenges to library materials in the past year. Banned Books Week, ending Sept. 29, is sponsored by the American Libraries Assoc., the American Booksellers Assoc., and others.


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