Banned Books Week has Begun!

Banned Books Week has Begun!

Welcome to the Tyler libraries celebration of Banned Books Week 2016!  This week, the Library Space blog will feature posts highlighting the importance of initiatives like Banned Books Weeks and fighting censorship in our public libraries, school, and institutions! To start the week, let's talk a little about the background of Banned Books Week. It started over 30 years ago with Judith Krug, a first amendment and library activist. Ms. Krug contacted the American Library Association's committee on Intellectual Freedom about the banning of books in public institutions.  Shortly after contacting ALA, Banned…continue reading →