Banned Books Week 2012

Banned Books Week is coming up fast, September 30 to October 6. There is still time to buy some DANGER/CAUTION tape and pull a quick program together. The Hartland Public Library is holding a Banned Books storytime in the evening for all ages– And Tango Makes Three by Peter Parnell and Justin Richardson will be one of the featured titles.

The St. Johnsbury Athenaeum is hosting Alan Gilbert, Executive Director of the American Civil Liberties Union. Gilbert will present a discussion of Privacy in the Digital Age on Wednesday, September 12 at 7 PM in Athenaeum Hall.

The Joslin Memorial Library in Waitsfield is holding a “Banned Book Coffee Klatsch” September 29th at 2. They are inviting people of all ages to come in and read from and discuss banned books, or to pick from some on hand. With coffee!

David Clark at the Ilsley Library, in cooperation with ACLU-VT, has mailed free BBW posters to Greensboro Free Library, Fairfax Community Library, People’s Academy (Morrisville), Warren School Library, Thetford Academy, U-32 School Library, Burr and Burton Academy (Manchester), Putney School Library, St. Johnsbury School District, and Concord School. Libraries, schools and booksellers are wonderful partners for this celebration.

For the official scoop, visit ALA. Lots of good ideas there– host YouTube videos from the Virtual Read Out on the library webpage?


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