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.
From the American Library Association
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