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By Kylie Fulmer
EALD Director 

Library Corner: Celebrate Banned Books Week with EALD


Last updated 9/19/2019 at 10:06am

“The freedom to read is essential to our democracy.” So begins the Freedom to Read Statement adopted by the American Library Association in 1953, and which libraries across the nation continue to uphold today.

At no better time are we reminded of the repercussions of censorship than during Banned Books Week which this year is September 22-28. Started in the 1980s, Banned Books Week is an annual event that celebrates our right to read, highlights the value of free and open access to information—even those ideas some consider unorthodox or unpopular --and draws national attention to t...

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