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Book Banning and Censorship

THE FREEDOM TO READ IS ESSENTIAL FOR OUR DEMOCRACY

Here are several resources related to the issue of book banning.  

Book Jam: A fREADom Festival

• Sunday, October 1 @ 2:00 to 4:00 PM
• Jackman Park (Lehigh and Grove), Glenview

It’s Banned Books Week. Celebrate your right to read with great music from local bands The Invaders and Spunge. Learn more about the role that libraries play in fostering an informed citizenry and supporting a healthy democracy. Engage in conversation with groups that support intellectual freedom. Rain location: Community Room

 

Click HERE for more information about the role of libraries in protecting intellectual freedom.

LWV-GG Forms Banned Books Reading Circle

 

With the increased focus on book banning across the country, League members decided to learn more about the issue, and more importantly, to read the most banned books by U.S school districts.  Check out the list of books that were read by the group. 

Illinois Outlaws Book Banning 

Illinois became the first state to outlaw banning books. Illinois public libraries that restrict or ban materials because of “partisan or doctrinal” disapproval will be ineligible for state funding as of Jan. 1, 2024, when the new law goes into effect.

Read more

Podcasts

Stuff You Should Know: How Free Speech Works

Brene Brown Unlocking Us: Free Speech, Misinformation, and the Case for Nuance

From the American Library Association

Library Bill of Rights

Code of Ethics

Freedom to Read Statement

Ways to Help

United Against Book Bans

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