Banned Book Week is Sept. 22-28. According to American Library Association, 464 challenges were reported to the Office of Intellectual Freedom in 2012, and many more go unreported. Some of the most challenged titles of 2012 were: “Captain Underpants,” “The Kite Runner,” “The Glass Castle” and “Fifty Shades of Grey.” Yes I’m one of those parents that said no to a book because I didn’t think my child was ready for its content, but there is a difference between parenting and censorship. It saddens me to see books like “Winnie The Pooh,” “To Kill a Mockingbird,” “Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry,” “Charlotte’s Web” and “Green Eggs and Ham” being challenged or banned. Celebrate the Freedom to Read!
Remember, the library is now open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesdays. Wacky Wednesdays is from 6 to 8, check out any DVD during that time for FREE and also receive a bag of popcorn to enjoy with your movies.
Pokemon invasion in the library! A Pokemon collection will be in the display cabinet during the month of September. If you don’t know what Pokemon is, stop in the library and see the collection. Thank you to Didi McAllister for sharing her collection with the library.
New Books: “The Beast” by Faye Kellerman, “Never Go Back” by Lee Child, “Damned If You Do” by Robert Parker, “Second Watch” by J.A. Jance, “W is for Wasted” by Sue Grafton, “Thankless in Death” by J.D. Robb, “Longest Ride” by Nicholas Sparks, “The Final Cut” by Catherine Coulter, “Miner’s Lady” by Tracie Peterson and “Deadline” by Sandra Brown
New DVDs: “World War Z,” “Star Trek Into Darkness,” “Now You See Me,” “Barbie Mariposa & the Fairy Princess,” “The Great Gatsby” and “Iron Man 3”