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message 1: by Alex (last edited Aug 25, 2016 11:45AM) (new)

Alex (alexinmadison) | 9 comments Is anyone here going to "celebrate" banned book week? I'm thinking about buying one of the kits from the American Library Association and starting something - but where? I don't know that it would be appreciated at my office...

message 2: by Alex (last edited Aug 25, 2016 11:45AM) (new)

Alex (alexinmadison) | 9 comments I was thinking it might be cool to extend the idea outside of the library. You can't imagine how many people I know who never step foot in a libarary but are pretty avid readers. I find this incredibly weird but, hey, who am I to judge?

Maybe I'll just leave a copy of the banned book list on the corner of my desk where everyone can see it. :)

message 3: by Christina (last edited Aug 25, 2016 11:46AM) (new)

Christina | 3 comments I have a 13 yr old son and I am going to be encouraging him to read at least one book that has been banned. Probably will start him out on Farenheit 451 or Huckleberry Finn.

I think everyone should encourage the teens in their life to read at least one of the banned books on the list.

message 4: by Wendy (last edited Aug 25, 2016 11:46AM) (new)

Wendy | 1 comments I am the youth service librarian at a small library and I plan to do a display, hand out book marks and other "stuff", give away at least one banned book and do a reading group/discussion with teens about some of the more common banned books! I really would love to do more so any ideas are appreciated!

message 5: by Anna (last edited Aug 25, 2016 11:46AM) (new)

Anna | 3 comments This what I'd do:

-Encourage my favorite bloggers to post about it/ put a banner on their webpages.

-Talk about it/ work it into conversations here and there - I have friends who lives or who've lived in countries where books are banned. In most of them, people are aware that there are books that are banned, and which those books are (partly because the banning/ burning occurs on a more centralized level). However, when I talk about it with my US friends, many of them just
have no idea, not even the avid readers.

Heck, if I hadn't stumbled upon this page I would have had no idea!

message 6: by Lisa (last edited Aug 25, 2016 11:47AM) (new)

Lisa | 1 comments When is it? I'm new at this.

message 7: by Alex (last edited Aug 25, 2016 11:47AM) (new)

Alex (alexinmadison) | 9 comments click the American Library Association link at the "home" page of this group and you'll have more banned book week info than you ever thought possible. :)

message 8: by Wendy (last edited Aug 25, 2016 11:49AM) (new)

Wendy Wanderer | 5 comments This week it's Sept 29-October 6th

The ALA's banned books week pages are here:

message 9: by Debbie (new)

Debbie I love the idea of bringing banned book week out of the library. I plan to put flyers and suggested reading lists up all over town.

I want more parents like you at my school. :D

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