Today September 25 2010 marks the beginning of Banned Books Week. We celebrate this event each year at the Takoma Park Maryland Library, but this year our celebration is particularly special, thanks to a grant from the American Library Association's Freedom to Read Foundation. With the grant money, and a contribution from the Friends of the Takoma Park Maryland Library, we are sponsoring a Community Read-Out focused on children's books that people in other parts of the country have tried to ban.
Our program will take place on the last day of Banned Books Week -- Saturday October 2 from 10 a.m.-noon -- in the Takoma Park City Auditorium. Participants will receive a free book and be treated to a pizza lunch. Come just to listen or sign up as a reader. We're asking all participants to please register by going to our earlier post and accessing our registration form from there.
At our Community Read-Out we'll be focused on reading picture books and passages from children's novels that have been challenged as inappropriate by people in other parts of the country. These books include many children's classics, including the Caldecott Medal-Winning Sylvester and the Magic Pebble by William Steig and the Newbery-Medal-winning Bridge to Terebithia by former Takoma Park resident Katherine Paterson. Hope to see you at this great event celebrating the freedom to read!Posted by at September 25, 2010 07:17 PM