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Banned books? Celebrate the freedom to read

Banned books

This week, Sept. 27-Oct. 2 is  Banned Book Week in America.

This is a 33rd annual event celebrating the freedom to read and the importance of the First Amendment.   Banned Books Week highlights the benefits of free and open access to information while drawing attention to the harms of censorship by spotlighting actual or attempted bannings of books across the United States.

The HonCC library has set up an exhibit of books that people have tried to have banned in America over the years.  To see a slideshow of the library’s display, click here.  Better yet, stop by the library this week and celebrate the freedom to read in person.

For more info on banned books and intellectual freedom, visit http://bannedbooksweek.org/.

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