Read a banned book at the library

Every September the American Library Association focuses on the books that have been challenged and banned in either a school or public library.  Since 1990, the American Library’s Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) has recorded more than 10,000 book challenges.
It is thanks to the commitment of librarians, teachers, parents and students that most challenges are unsuccessful and reading materials such as I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, the Harry Potter series, the Captain Underpants series, the Great Gatsby and more remain available on the shelf at your local public library.
Each branch of East Central Regional Library has put up a display of many of the banned books from the 21st century.  The displays will be in the libraries through October 4.  Celebrate the freedom to read what you so choose at your local East Central Regional Library branch by stopping by and checking out just how many of those “banned” books you’ve probably read.

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