Items filtered by date: July 2022
by Suzanne Moore, Wilkes County Librarian
Banned Books Week is an annual awareness campaign spearheaded by the American Library Association to celebrate the freedom to read. Throughout human history, and across many countries and cultures, many books have been banned, confiscated, censored, destroyed in bonfires, had content edited out, and challenged in schools. Also, many authors and their readers have been fined, imprisoned, threatened, assaulted and even executed for their association with banned books that were disapproved by some authorities and governments.
With September just around the corner we’d like to encourage everyone to register for a library card during “Library Card Sign-up Month.” All who stop by Wilkes County Public Library to sign-up for a library card will receive a special treat. Read on for the scoop about this National Annual Campaign . . .