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Library to host ‘Banned Book Week’

Did you know that Of Mice and Men, To Kill a Mockingbird, All American Boys, and Speak are all “Banned Books?” Come to the Davis Public Library and learn all about “Banned Book Week” with our display and collection of “Banned Books” available for check out. “Banned Book Week” will take place Sept, 26 – Oct. 2.
Books have been banned from libraries or public consumption since before the nineteenth century. Despite the alleviation in the United States (although not elimination) of such issues as racism, religious freedom, human rights, and freedom of speech through a growing multitude of media, books are still being challenged and banned from schools and other libraries. “Banned Books Week” was launched in the 1980s, a time of increased challenges, organized protests, and the Island Trees School District v. Pico (1982) Supreme Court case, which ruled that school officials can’t ban books in libraries simply because of their content.
All Southern Oklahoma Library System branches will have a collection of “Banned Books” available for check out.
For more information, call (580) 369-2468. You can visit the Davis Public Library at 209 East Benton.

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