Banned Books Week

For the first time, from September 29th to October 6th, the USF Lakeland Library will be celebrating Banned Books Week with other libraries across the country. From the American Libraries Association’s website:

Observed since 1982, this annual ALA event reminds Americans not to take this precious democratic freedom for granted. (…) BBW celebrates the freedom to choose or the freedom to express one’s opinion even if that opinion might be considered unorthodox or unpopular and stresses the importance of ensuring the availability of those unorthodox or unpopular viewpoints to all who wish to read them. After all, intellectual freedom can exist only where these two essential conditions are met.

The USFL Library will have handouts, posters and documentation on banned books set out during the week. And, of course, the Library will host two showings of The Hollywood Librarian, on October 2nd and October 5th. This is a great documentary film and everyone can attend. Meanwhile, enjoy your freedom to read!

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