MONTICELLO, NY (September 14, 2015) – Celebrate your freedom to read during Banned Books Week at the Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library. Banned Books Week, which is always held during the last week of September, highlights the importance of free and open access to information, and celebrates the ability to choose to read any and all books.
The library will kick off Banned Books Week by having a Read-A-Thon on Friday, September 25 from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. on the library front lawn. Anyone may sign up for a 5 minute time slot to read aloud from a banned book. The library will have a selection of banned books to choose from, as well as a list of the top banned books. This is also a great opportunity to stock up on banned books (and any other books) to read while the library is closed during the move into the new building!
Books can be banned from schools and libraries for a variety of reasons. Some banned books include “The Catcher in the Rye,” the “Harry Potter” series, “The Giving Tree,” “Charlotte’s Web,” “To Kill a Mockingbird” and “The Hunger Games” trilogy.
For more information on Banned Books Week and frequently banned and challenged books, visit the ALA website, www.ala.org/bbooks.
For more information on the Read-A-Thon or to sign up for a time slot, call the Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library at 845-794-4660, ext. 8.