This year Gleeson Library | Geschke Center celebrates National Library Week (April 19th – 25th) virtually. During National Library Week the American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom releases the State of America’s Libraries report with a list of the top ten frequently challenged books from the past year. Here are the most frequently challenged … Continue reading Gleeson Celebrates National Library Week
“Censorship is the child of fear and the father of ignorance.”- Laurie Halse Anderson, Speak In late September of 1989, Banned Books Week was founded by 1st Amendment library activist Judith Krug. Krug was contacted by the Association of American Publishers with the idea to bring banned books to the attention of average American readers. … Continue reading It’s Banned Books Week!
One of the pillars of the Library Bill of Rights set forth by the American Library Association is that “Libraries should challenge censorship in the fulfillment of their responsibility to provide information and enlightenment.” One way libraries get to do this is by observing and celebrating Banned Books Week, when we shine a light on … Continue reading Banned Books and Intellectual Freedom
September 25-October 2 is Banned Book week. Come learn which novel has been called a “filthy, filthy book”, and which was warned to “corrupt the minds of young people”. See which of your favorite books have been challenged, banned, or burned! You are invited to browse through the display, and make sure to read the … Continue reading Banned Book Week