Kick off Banned Books Week with a Community Read-In!
Library staff and community guests will host a public storytime and read aloud from children’s books that have been banned or challenged in the last decade.
Adults, teens, and older kids are welcome to just bring a blanket or lawn chair and read together on the lawn!
- Write postcards to support authors of challenged books;
- Peruse frequently challenged books for all ages; and
- Hand out Banned Books Week stickers, buttons, and bookmarks!
Rain or shine! We’ll be outdoors on the lawn if the weather’s nice, and inside the Library’s Ottinger Room if it’s not.
People of all ages who enjoy children’s books can read and discuss together. In October we will read Front Desk by Kelly Yang, then meet for refreshments and discussion. Copies of the book are available at the O’Neill Branch.
This month’s book has been selected in honor of Banned Books Week. Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read.
Silent Book Club is a unique and relaxing social gathering that combines the joy of reading with the pleasure of shared company. Participants come together to read silently, followed by lively discussions (if they choose) about the books they’ve read. It’s the perfect blend of solitude and social interaction for book enthusiasts of all kinds.
This October, we are celebrating Banned Books and the right to read. We encourage Silent Book Club participants to bring a book that has been challenged or banned to read and discuss. Not sure what to read? Here are some great recommendations from your favorite librarians!
Banned Books Week 2023: The Classics
Banned Books Week 2023: Infamous
Banned Books Week 2023: Adult Nonfiction
Banned Books Week 2023: Adult Fiction