Saturday, October 24, 2020

Carroll Libraries Celebrate Banned Books Week

image1The Carroll High School Libraries celebrated Banned Books Week the week of Sept. 27–Oct. 3 with displays set up to highlight books which have been challenged in schools and libraries across the country.

The American Library Association has celebrated Banned Books Week for the past 33 years and during those years, more than 11,000 books have been challenged. Over 300 book challenges were report to the ALA in 2014 and it is believed that more than 80% of challenges go unreported. Books are challenged for various reasons including sexual content, religious viewpoint, suitability for age group, and sometimes just for being considered “controversial.”

The Carroll ISD libraries support the freedom to read.