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What is Banned Books Week?
We're glad you asked! "Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. 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."*
We will bring you information and fun all week. Here are a few things to get you started:
For Tweens and Tweens who visit the DeRidder branch, we have a Guess the Book Jar with lines from popular Banned Books. If you guess the jars correctly, you'll be entered into a prize drawing!