Intellectual Freedom

September 26th 2016

https://youtu.be/esGY28ZuTsI

 

September 12th 2016

                    

August 30th 2016

Resources for Understanding why Books are Banned and why Books Shouldn't be banned!

Wikipedia

Slate

Tiki-Toki

CBLDF

I'm with the Banned

Marshall University Libraries

Nashville Public Library

Simon&Schuster

Remember to check out the banned books week event at the Somerville Public Library on October 1st, 2016! In partnership with SCATV.

August 18th 2016

Books are usually challenged by a certain group or organization to restrict or remove the content. The purpose is  to prevent use by others. Common reasons books are banned are because of offensive language, sexually explicit material, homosexuality, violence, religious viewpoints, drugs and nudity.

Some commonly banned books that have been challenged in the past several years, surprisely enough, include:

1. Gossip Girl

2. To Kill a Mockingbird

3. Fifty Shades... Read Post

August 9th 2016

Posted by: Heidi

Ever wondered what a banned book is? In the United States approximately 11,300 books have been challenged since 1982. This means that someone found certain content offensive and no longer wanted the public to read. Although, in many cases, these books can provide an education to children, young adults and older adults.

The first Amendment states:
“Congress Shall Make No Law Respecting an Establishment of Religion, or Prohibiting the Free... Read Post