Join other Friends of the Lane Library participating at the library’s Banned Book Readathon on Friday, September 29th.
According to the American Library Association: “By focusing on efforts across the country to remove or restrict access to books, Banned Books Week draws national attention to the harms of censorship. The books featured during Banned Books Week have all been targeted with removal or restrictions in libraries and schools. While books have been and continue to be banned, part of the Banned Books Week celebration is the fact that, in a majority of cases, the books have remained available. This happens only thanks to the efforts of librarians, teachers, students, and community members who stand up and speak out for the freedom to read. Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read.”
Your words have the power to challenge censorship! Relax and read a banned book from the library’s selection for a half-hour. You can even do this with your family or friends. For more information and to sign up, contact the Lane Library: 603-926-3368.