Banned Books Week starts this Sunday, and the blog at the American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom has a number of articles and videos celebrating the freedom to read. Citizens from libraries from all 50 states created online videos of patrons reading from banned books. Bill Moyers is going to create a special live online chat featuring banned books and other topics relating to democracy and freedom.
The Office for Intellectual Freedom provides weekly action roundup links highlighting issues of privacy, internet filtering and censorship, free speech and open access on national and international levels. Articles include invasion of privacy concerns with facial recognition software on Facebook. An underground library is being established, in part to fight the trend to censor Latin studies and ban Hispanic books in Arizona school districts. Every tweet ever posted is now in the hands of a data analysis company, available to search and analyze. Including ours, @librarydenizenk, where we post our #BookoftheDay and other library related (and sometimes random) tweets.
Celebrate our freedom to read during Banned Books Week at The Community Library! Check out a Banned Book. The Community Library welcomes all visitors and residents alike, and all library cards are free.