Banned Books–You Might Be Surprised…

If you’ve walked through the library recently, you might have noticed that one of the displays is draped in caution tape–fear not! No violent act has occurred at the library–rather, we’re celebrating banned books week! From children’s books to YA and into adult material, some of your beloved favorites have been considered too vulgar to grace the shelves of some libraries, and have been protested all across the country.

Luckily, because libraries represent a safe place for all information to be obtained freely, we DO have these books, and you can check them out, too! Did you know that Shel Silverstein’s book, A Light in the Attic, was considered unsuitable to keep in schools because it promoted violence and disrespect? How about the Wizard of Oz? Deemed useless because it promoted negativism and had no value, that story was also banned!

Don’t forget to see what other priceless treasures we have available for checkout that you just might not be able to get in other places…stop in today!

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