Stop by any Library location to receive a free limited edition Banned Books Week collector card, featuring one of 12 different banned or challenged books.
This year card Banned Book Cards will also be available at some Arlington businesses (list coming soon).
Library Director Diane Kresh explains the value of observing Banned Books Week:
“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.
To find out more about Banned Books Week, visit bannedbooksweek.org.