Saturday, September 29, 2007

BANNED BOOKS WEEK, September 29-October 6, 2007

2007 Banned Books Week: Ahoy! Treasure Your Freedom to Read and Get Hooked on a Banned BookCELEBRATE THE FREEDOM TO READ!

It's time once again to celebrate Banned Books Week, an initiative of the American Library Association (ALA).

As explained on that organization's website, "Banned Books Week: Celebrating the Freedom to Read is observed during the last week of September each year. Observed since 1982, this annual ALA event reminds Americans not to take this precious democratic freedom for granted....BBW celebrates the freedom to choose or the freedom to express one’s opinion even if that opinion might be considered unorthodox or unpopular and stresses the importance of ensuring the availability of those unorthodox or unpopular viewpoints to all who wish to read them. After all, intellectual freedom can exist only where these two essential conditions are met."

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D. Matthews, South Branch Library, contributed to this post.

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