- May 31 - King Library Opens at 1:00 PM
This week marks the 30th time book lovers across America are commemorating Banned Books Week, a time to celebrate the freedom to read what we choose. To mark this important anniversary, the American Library Association has posted a Timeline of 30 Years of Liberating Literature. From 1982 to the present, learn about one book that was challenged during each year and decide if you want to read it! Because you can!
Image reprinted by permission of the American Library Association.
Banned Books Week 2011 begins today! Each year, the American Library Association and other nonprofit groups spend seven autumn days helping to ensure that everyone has the freedom to read what they want.
At San Jose Public Library, we're celebrating Banned Books Week 2011 by displaying banned books and offering a quiz for teens. Please join us at King Library, Almaden, Cambrian, East Branch, Edenvale, Pearl Avenue, Santa Teresa, Vineland, or West Valley if you'd like to take the quiz for a chance to win prizes.
Here are the ten most challenged books of 2010. Are any of your favorites on the list?
Celebrate our right to read and freedom to choose what to read in America by dropping by your local public library during the week of September 24-Oct 1 2011. Would you know it that classics such as Of Mice and Men by Steinbeck, Catcher in the Rye by Salinger, or 1984 by Orwell have been challenged by individuals or groups for their language or content? If you would like to see lists of banned books, check the Banned Books Week website or the ALA Frequently Challenged Books page. Many of the San José Public Library branches will be celebrating the week with a Banned Books Week Quiz. Check out the libraries and learn what other classics or popular titles have been challenged or banned. At Almaden Branch, we will be having our popular Banned Books display, so when you drop by, be sure to check out the fun and interesting reads that some individuals or groups do not want you to read!