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A look back at Banned Books Week 2016

Posted Oct. 5, 2016

Last week’s Banned Books Week events proved to be both fun and educational for our students.

Our library celebrated by highlighting fiction and nonfiction books in the collection that have been the target of challenges in school and public libraries across the nation, inviting discussion about the first amendment and freedom of information, and hosting lunchtime events designed to promote a love of reading and the CES Habit of being curious and appreciative.

Many stopped by the library to snap a mug shot in the banned books photo booth and discuss some of the following topics:

  • Are there any books you would ban from the RHS library? If so, which books?
  • Out of the 10 most frequently banned books in 2015, nine contain diverse content. Why is access to this content important to you?

Staff and students also took time to check off how many frequently banned classics they’ve read and grab a tasty treat.

Three students pose in banned books photo booth.           Male student poses in banned books photo booth  

Banned Books Week celebration in library