Program Type:Games and Recreation
Test your trivia talents with us during our first in-person teen program. The last week of September is Banned Books Week—an annual event to highlight the value of free and open access to information. Join us for this trivia contest on this anything-but-trivial topic where all questions relate to different books that have been censored, challenged, or banned, as well as other related topics.
Space is limited and advance registration is required. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Southbury Public Library, free, and open to residents of any town who are in Grades 6-12.
About Banned Books Week: Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. It was launched in 1982 in response to a sudden surge in the number of challenges to books in schools, bookstores and libraries. Typically held during the last week of September, it highlights the value of free and open access to information. Banned Books Week brings together the entire book community — librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types — in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular. By focusing on efforts across the country to remove or restrict access to books, Banned Books Week draws national attention to the harms of censorship.
This year, Banned Books Week 2021 will be held September 26 – October 2. The theme of this year’s event is “Books Unite Us. Censorship Divides Us.” Books unite us; sharing stories important to us means sharing a part of ourselves. Books reach across boundaries and build connections between readers. Censorship, on the other hand, divides us and creates barriers.
Artwork courtesy of the American Library Association, www.ala.org
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