Banned Books WeekHappy Banned Books Week, everyone!
Librarians love Banned Books Week. You'd think we'd get really irritated that people want to ban books (and, believe me, we do. SO IRRITATED.) But we love that a whole week is set aside to acknowledge some incredible books that some people feel should be hidden from the public eye.
We librarians say that everyone has the right to access books, no matter how controversial (or not) they may be, and we want YOU to make the decision for yourself to read it or not. (It's called intellectual freedom... maybe you've heard of it?)
Shall we play a game?
So to celebrate Banned Books Week, we're issuing the Teen Banned Book Challenge. Each day of Banned Books Week beginning September 24, we'll post a different
At the end of Banned Books Week, one entry will be randomly picked to win a hardcover copy of The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas and a pair of tickets to see the THUG movie for its wide release on Friday, October 19! All responses must be submitted by 5pm on Saturday, September 29 to be eligible. The winner will be announced and notified the following week.
(Naturally, we picked THUG as a prize because it's been challenged A LOT in 2017/2018. It's also flat out amazing and everyone should have the opportunity to read it.)
Sound good? Good. Now go out there and make us proud.
(P.S. If you want in on this, you should definitely make sure you're following us on FB, Twitter, IG, and/or Snapchat. #ProTip)
*Contest is open to teens ages 13-19 with a valid Easton Area Public Library card.