Banned Books Week Display

Every year in September I get excited for Banned Books Week! Now I know that a banned book display is nothing new, but I will always put one up. Why? Because it’s the best conversation starter! It never fails to pique patrons’ curiosity, especially if they see a favorite book on the display! Parents and kiddos alike will ask what it’s all about.

During these interactions, I also try to touch on the importance of intellectual freedom, and how it is still relevant today. For example, the popular middle-grade graphic novel Drama by Raina Telgemeier, which has won multiple awards, has landed on the challenged book list multiple times. This is a book and author I’m asked for frequently at my library. Our young patrons love it. Imagine if it was taken away.

Check out bannedbooksweek.org or the ALA website for more information!