The First Amendment Rocks

Banned Books Week is coming.

Celebrating the Freedom to Read will be observed September 25 – October 2, 2010. The annual event reminds Americans not to take this precious democratic freedom for granted. The week highlights the benefits of free and open access to information while drawing attention to the harms of censorship by spotlighting actual or attempted bannings of books across the United States.

Drop by the library to look over the Books Challenged or Banned in 2009 – 2010 list or pick up your very own copy of the “Think for Yourself and Let Others Do the Same” bookmark. While you’re here ask about ways you can stay informed on this topic and to challenge censorship!

“Congress shall make no low respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”
The First Amendment of the Bill of Rights to the United States Constitution, 1791


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