Tuesday, September 29, 2015

The Freedom To Read

Go to your local library and read a dirty book this week.

Banned Books Week: Celebrating the Freedom to Read, Sept. 27 -  Oct. 3, 2015:

Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Typically held during the last week of September, it highlights the value of free and open access to information. Banned Books Week brings together the entire book community –- librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types –- in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular.

First observed in 1982, Banned Books Week reminds Americans not to take the freedom to read for granted.  Since 1990, the American Library Association’s (ALA) Office for Intellectual Freedom has received reports of 9,500 attempts to remove books deemed by some as inappropriate.
My guess is that the only people who would deem a book as inappropriate are religious people.

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