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Intellectual Freedom and the Freedom to Read: Not Just For One Week a Year

Banned BooksThis year September 22-28 is Banned Books Week! Each year the library community celebrates the freedom to read, and reminds us of our right to seek out, express, and share ideas, even those that may be unorthodox or unpopular.  This week we showcase banned books – many of them familiar classics or modern favorites – that have been challenged or banned because of the ideas they contain, and we reaffirm our commitment to fighting censorship. Continue reading Intellectual Freedom and the Freedom to Read: Not Just For One Week a Year

Happy Birthday to Dr. Seuss!

For many of us, compiling a list of our favorite children’s books wouldn’t be complete without one or two titles from Dr. Seuss.  While he is arguably the most well-loved children’s author of the past century, you may not know that he spent two years during World War II as an editorial cartoonist.

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