No library blog this week is complete without a Banned Books Week post! 2012 marks the 30th anniversary of this celebration of “the freedom to read,” which at its core is a campaign for increased awareness of censorship. Libraries and other organizations across the country are holding events through October 6th to celebrate Banned Books Week, and MLibrary is no exception! Tomorrow, Thursday, October 4th at noon in front of the Hatcher Graduate Library, MLibrary is hosting a read out – where folks can read 2-3 minute passages from their favorite banned books. We’d love to see you there!
Check out the official site for Banned Books Week. You can learn more about the movement at the American Library Association’s (ALA) site. If you’re seeking some reading recommendations, ALA has a list of frequently challenged books. There is also an amazing interactive timeline – did you know that Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark was challenged right in Livonia in 1991?