Take a Stand for Books: September 23-29
Banned Books Picnic
Monday, Sept, 24, 6-8 p.m., Outside Central Library
Join us after work to hang out with your friends and listen to passages from challenged and banned books, read by some of your favorite librarians. For adults and mature teens only.
Banned Books Button Making - for All Ages
Kids in grade 5 and younger must have adult supervision to use the button maker.
The annual Banned Books Week encourages readers to examine challenged literary works and promotes free and open access to ideas and information.
According to Director of Arlington Public Library Diane Kresh: “Books are change agents. They challenge our beliefs and biases, help us learn to think for ourselves, and expose us to different experiences and cultures. I encourage you to commit to reading at least one challenged book this fall.”
Banned Books Week was established in 1982 by the late Judith Krug, then director of the American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom, in response to a sudden surge in the number of challenges to books in schools, bookstores and libraries. Learn more about Banned Books Week.