Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Azka-BANNED Books

Dennis the Dementor says:
"Read a 'Banned' Book!"
Banned Book Week 2015 doesn't begin until September 28, but we've started the observation early to call extra attention to all the amazing books that have been "banned" or "challenged" over the past several decades. Also, we kind of hope that if you know these books are "forbidden" in some way, you'll be more likely to read them just because you're rebellious in that way (we know we're rebellious in that way).

So stop by the Teen Area and check out the display Azka-BANNED Books (named so after one of our favorite "Banned" books, Harry Potter). Check out a book or two or ten. We promise there are some awesome books here! 

And while you're here, check out our Azka-BANNED Books Contest. For this, we've shredded a "Banned" Book, mixed the pieces together, and placed everything into a jar. To be eligable to win, you must correctly guess the book AND correctly say why it was "Banned" (disclaimer: The book that was shredded was already damagad and discarded from the collection, so no actual library books were harmed for the purpose of this contest). A winner will be drawn randomly from the correct answers. The Azka-BANNED Book Contest is open to teens 6th-12th grade. Winners will be announced Monday October 5, 2015.

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