Banned Books Week celebrates everyone’s freedom to read! As described on bannedbooksweek.org:
Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Banned Books Week was launched in 1982 in response to a sudden surge in the number of challenges to books in schools, bookstores and libraries. Typically held during the last week of September, it highlights the value of free and open access to information. Banned Books Week brings together the entire book community — librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types — in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular.
Visit the Teen Room Makerspace from September 22 – 28, 2019 and write a postcard or letter to an author on the banned or frequently challenged list that has affected you. Do not worry about stamps! We will mail it out for you! Let these authors know what their work has meant to you.
All writing supplies are provided.