Library Celebrates the Freedom to Read with a Banned Book Reading Challenge
October 4, 2012
Each year, hundreds of books across the country are challenged or banned. Some of the more frequently challenged and banned books of the past two years include The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins, the Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee and The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie. The Oceanside Public Library is proud to join with the American Library Association to highlight the importance of freedom of access to information and celebrate the freedom to read with a Banned Book Reading Challenge.
The Adult Banned Book Reading Challenge will take place from September 30 through November 18, 2012, and the Teen and Children's Challenges will run through November 30, 2012. To participate, simply sign-up in person or online on the Library’s website, read three books from the Banned Book List and stop by either Oceanside Public Library location or the Bookmobile to receive a prize. All ages can participate as the Banned Book List includes titles from all genres and reading levels.
To see a list of frequently challenged books, visit http://www.ala.org/advocacy/banned or stop by the Library. For more information on Library services and hours of operations, and to sign-up for the Banned Book Reading Challenge, visit the Library’s website at www.oceansidepubliclibrary.org or call 760-435-5600.
( News Release )