What are Banned Books? Books that have been removed from schools or libraries.
Why are books banned? The top three reasons for banned books are as follows:
1. The material was considered to be “sexually explicit.”
2. The material contained “offensive language.”
3. The material was “unsuited for any age group.”
Why do we have Banned Books Week? Founded in 1982 and celebrated annually during the last week in September, it is an awareness campaign for the Freedom to Read.
How can you participate in Banned Books Week?
Many local libraries will be participating in Banned Books Week by either holding programs or creating displays. The Buckman Library will have a display where you can learn about and check out a variety of banned books in our library.
Volunteers are the most important resource a school community can have. Volunteers that assist in daily routines (checking in books, checking out books, shelving, repairing or other special projects) are essential to the one-to-one time the Library Media Specialist can have with individual students. For those daily routine jobs (we handle 1,500 - 2,000 books a month!), we hope to have a weekly or bi-weekly commitment to keep the library running smoothly. Thank you for understanding that consistency in volunteering is greatly appreciated to help create routines and expectations with students, other volunteers and the staff.
If a weekly (or bi-weekly) time or day works for you, please sign up!
Thank you for being part of this amazing community of learners (and readers!)
How many quotes from Roald Dahl books do you know? Help celebrate this amazing author's (would have been) 100th birthday, September 13th 2016. Take the quiz!
Library Media Specialist