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Banned Books week speaks to freedom of reading choices

September 25-October 1, 2016
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The annual celebration of the freedom to read anything of one's choice was held last week in the Katie Murrell Library at Lindsey Wilson College.

More than 11,000 books have been challenged since 1982 by some who would have them removed from print according to the American Library Association. Among those challenged include the Holy Bible and the Koran. The celebration of books and the freedom to read what one chooses to read was launched in 1982 in response to a sudden surge in the number of challenges to books in bookstores and libraries.

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No banned books at Katie Murrell Library

2016-10-02 - Lindsey Wilson College, Columbia KY - Photo by Linda Waggener, photo.
Banned Books Week was held at Lindsey Wilson College last week to help students learn about protecting the freedom to read. Pictured are library staff members Stephanie Pollitt and Greg Blair with the T-shirt she designed and a small part of their display, books that have been among those that some have wanted banned over the years. The annual celebration honors the freedom to read anything of one's choice.

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Pokemon Go board focuses on reading choices

2016-10-02 - Lindsey Wilson College, Columbia KY - Photo by Linda Waggener, photo.
Pokémon Go is the theme of this bulletin board at the Katie Murrell Library which was part of Banned Books week to support freedom of reading at Lindsey Wilson College. Stephanie Pollitt says you have to "read to go" and everything on the board focuses on reading and choices. From left are Sarah Kuchar, Stephanie, Morgan Burchett and Andrew Coffey, all who worked on the bulletin board.

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