Tag: banned books display

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Book Giveaway!

In response to book bans throughout Florida and the United States, local pride organizations, nonprofits, and businesses in DeLand, Florida, are coming together to hold a book giveaway for all ages at Sidecar Home Market in Downtown DeLand.

Special thanks to Sidecar Home Market, The DeLand Quakers, The West Volusia Beacon, The Muse Bookshop, The Family Book Shop, and Cliff’s Books.

Banned Books Week at Cranbury Public Library

Cranbury Pubic Library is celebrating Banned Books Week all month long. We’ve compiled a reading list of the top 101 most banned and challenged books in our collection. We’re encouraging everyone to read at least one book from the list this month, and all participants will receive a Let Freedom Read bookmark from the ALA and be entered into a drawing to win a reading advocacy bracelet.

Banned Books Week Promo

Purchase any banned or challenged book from Ballast Book Company in Bremerton, Washington, or donate to PEN America, and receive a free tote bag!

AFT New Mexico Celebrates Banned Books Week!

AFT New Mexico is spending this week celebrating banned books and our fervent support of ensuring all students and Americans have the freedom to read what they choose!

As educators, we know protecting our students’ right to read is a value we all share.

To support our week of celebrations, we are doing the following:

1: We will kick off each day with an e-mail full of information about banned books, resources for educators, history around efforts to ban books, and many resources you may use in your own teaching.

2: We are also launching a contest for AFT NM members to share their displays, bulletin boards, lesson plans, or any other educational tool you are utilizing to share the love of reading with your students. (More info below on the contest!)

3: We are collecting photos of members and elected leaders in New Mexico to highlight individuals’ favorite Banned Books. We will share those stories throughout the week on AFT NM social media sites.

4: We are providing social media graphics that can be downloaded and shared on your own personal social media pages – one for educators specifically and another for community members to show their support for reading Banned Books.

Our week of celebrating Banned Books will be capped by the announcement of winners of our 1st Banned Books Week contest.

We hope you will consider how you can participate in this week dedicated to the freedom and joy of reading, and check your e-mails throughout the week for graphics, resources, and educational materials that celebrate reading!

In Solidarity,

Whitney Holland
President, AFT New Mexico

Contest Details:

We encourage you to enter our Banned Books Week contest! The contest will be launched on October 1 (today) to coincide with the beginning of Banned Books Week and will be open to any AFT NM member to submit their entry.

Be creative and think outside the box! Entries could be a lesson plan, library display, or other educational activity that ties into the week and its mission. The best submissions will receive gift cards that can be used to purchase books, resources, and materials on First Book Marketplace.

The first-place winner will receive a $1,500 gift certificate to First Book Marketplace.
The second-place winner will receive a $1,000 gift certificate to First Book Marketplace.
The third-place winner will receive a $500 gift certificate to First Book Marketplace.

Winners will be announced at the conclusion of Banned Books Week.

To enter the AFT New Mexico Banned Books Week contest, please fill out this form to submit your entry.

Banned Books Week TRIVIA

We are celebrating our freedom to read with Banned Books Trivia in the store on Friday, October 6!

Grab a group of free-minded souls to test your knowledge of history, culture, and censorship as it pertains to banned and challenged books. Teams will spread out throughout the store and take part in 5 rounds of cut-throat (not really) trivia. Even if you think you know nothing about banned books, you will surprise yourself — and you just may win a prize!

“Every burned book enlightens the world!”

Instead of an entry fee, we are asking teams to bring a challenged or banned book (gently used or purchased brand new from our store) to donate to our Hygge House Book Nooks in the city of Worcester.

The 2023 Chappaqua Children’s Book Festival

The 10th Anniversary of The Chappaqua Children’s Book Festival 

The 10th Anniversary of the Chappaqua Children’s Book Festival (CCBF) will take place on Saturday, September 30, from 10 am to 4 pm at the Chappaqua Train Station in Chappaqua, New York. This year’s Festival will be the largest one yet, with 180 authors in attendance and celebrity authors Mary Pope Osborne and Alan Gratz leading the charge.  We look forward to introducing the community to new writers joining us this year, such as Alex Gino, and reconnecting with returning authors, such as Bryan Collier. Admission and parking are free, and the event will be held rain or shine (http://www.ccbfestival.org/).

In its tenth year, the annual festival, promoting community, inclusivity, and literacy, will have a dedicated banned book section, where we will display banned books by 30 of our attending authors. The table will also hold copies of a list of banned books available at the festival and where the authors can be found if families would like to meet them and support them. There will also be a sign explaining how attendees can purchase banned books for groups that provide banned books to readers. Some of the authors and their books to be showcased in our banned book area include Jerry Kraft’s New Kid, Kyle Lukoff’s Call Me Max, Maulik Pancholy’s The Best At It, plus 27 others that we can’t wait for visitors to have a chance to see.

We also will have authors covering different reading levels and multiple genres, including a larger selection of graphic novels than in years past, LGTBQ themes, and books that celebrate diversity.  We will have author readings and special presentations, illustrator Demos, Book Signings, a bubble bus, and books for sale. This year, food will be available from gourmet food trucks and our local Chappaqua Farmers Market. CCBF will support literacy programs in area schools.

Some of our favorite authors returning this year include fan favorite Pinkalicious author Victoria Kann and Sonja Cherry-Paul, author of Stamped (For Kids), an adaptation of Ibram X. Kendi’s New York Times bestseller that introduces kids to the history of racism and antiracism in America.

We have several authors joining us this year who are new to CCBF, and we are so excited! Mary Pope Osborne, the author of The Magic Tree House series, is our headlining author. Also new to the festival is Alan Gratz, New York Times bestselling author of 19 children’s novels, and Maulik Pancholy, a well-known actor from NBC’s 30 Rock and award-winning children’s book author. Mr. Pancholy recently released his newest novel, Nikhil Out Loud, and his previous book, middle-grade novel The Best At It, is a Stonewall Honor Award winner.

Our tenth-anniversary celebration festival poster was created by popular and prolific author/illustrator Mark Teague. Mark is an author and illustrator of over 40 books, including the First Graders from Mars series and How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight?

Joining as a sponsor to celebrate our 10th anniversary is KidLit TV, an educator-led organization that reinforces an appreciation of reading for children through its web-based television. Programming and videos that are seen in over 700,000 schools nationwide.

The Chappaqua Children’s Book Festival is a grassroots, all-volunteer effort, with community members working together so children and teens can be inspired by their favorite authors. The festival gives kids and families a chance to meet and interact with the creators of their favorite characters and to appreciate that there is a real person behind the art and the words on the page.

For more information, visit http://www.ccbfestival.org/ or follow the CCBF at https://www.facebook.com/chappaquabookfestival/

Loutit District Library Banned Books Display

The Loutit District is celebrating Banned Books “Week” for the entire month of October! We have a wonderful interactive educational display for patrons to learn more about book challenges and bans. In addition to our display, book recommendations, and Banned Book programming, we are also hosting a Beanstack reading challenge to get patrons involved! There will be two randomly drawn winners of a Banned Books prize pack from those who complete the challenge.

Banned Book Sale and Display

Stop by Recycle Read Repeat in Norristown, Pennsylvania, located at 208 Cherry St. We are an independent used bookstore, women-owned and located in our home town!

Stop in to see our display and get discounts on all banned books we have in stock!

We are open

  • Saturdays 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • Tuesdays and Wednesdays 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Thursdays and Fridays 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

We have an open mic on Thursday, October 5, 2023.

Banned Book Sale and Display

Stop by Recycle Read Repeat in Norristown, Pennsylvania, located at 208 Cherry St. We are an independent used bookstore, women-owned and located in our home town!

Stop in to see our display and get discounts on all banned books we have in stock!

We are open

  • Saturdays 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • Tuesdays and Wednesdays 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Thursdays and Fridays 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

We have an open mic on Thursday, October 5, 2023.

Banned Book Sale and Display

Stop by Recycle Read Repeat in Norristown, Pennsylvania, located at 208 Cherry St. We are an independent used bookstore, women-owned and located in our home town!

Stop in to see our display and get discounts on all banned books we have in stock!

We are open

  • Saturdays 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • Tuesdays and Wednesdays 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Thursdays and Fridays 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

We have an open mic on Thursday, October 5, 2023.

Banned Book Sale and Display

Stop by Recycle Read Repeat in Norristown, Pennsylvania, located at 208 Cherry St. We are an independent used bookstore, women-owned and located in our home town!

Stop in to see our display and get discounts on all banned books we have in stock!

We are open

  • Saturdays 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • Tuesdays and Wednesdays 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Thursdays and Fridays 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

We have an open mic on Thursday, October 5, 2023.

Banned Book Sale and Display

Stop by Recycle Read Repeat in Norristown, Pennsylvania, located at 208 Cherry St. We are an independent used bookstore, women-owned and located in our home town!

Stop in to see our display and get discounts on all banned books we have in stock!

We are open

  • Saturdays 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • Tuesdays and Wednesdays 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Thursdays and Fridays 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

We have an open mic on Thursday, October 5, 2023.

Banned Book Sale and Display

Stop by Recycle Read Repeat in Norristown, Pennsylvania, located at 208 Cherry St. We are an independent used bookstore, women-owned and located in our home town!

Stop in to see our display and get discounts on all banned books we have in stock!

We are open

  • Saturdays 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • Tuesdays and Wednesdays 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Thursdays and Fridays 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

We have an open mic on Thursday, October 5, 2023.

Banned Book Sale and Display

Stop by Recycle Read Repeat in Norristown, Pennsylvania, located at 208 Cherry St. We are an independent used bookstore, women-owned and located in our home town!

Stop in to see our display and get discounts on all banned books we have in stock!

We are open

  • Saturdays 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • Tuesdays and Wednesdays 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Thursdays and Fridays 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

We have an open mic on Thursday, October 5, 2023.