At the end of this week, September will begin and you know what that means–Celebrating Banned Books! At DeWitt District Library we plan on celebrating all month long! Each Thursday, during Teen Time, we will be illustrating what our freedom to read looks like.
Next week on Thursday September 7th from 3:00-5:00 in the library annex we will be creating book covers out of brown paper to display in the library. These book covers will be unique though. Each book cover will be decorated to reflect the reason why that book was challenged or banned. Teens can feel free to express themselves on the book covers by drawing pictures or using stylized writing and colors to convey the message.
Reading banned and challenged books opens us up to different ideas and viewpoints and can illustrate something that we may be able to identify with–even if it may be hard to talk about. Reading stories like Anne Frank’s while very sad, allows us to be sympathetic and understanding of her experience and to learn from history.
Come and be a part of this program! Create some fun, interesting, and informative book covers and help someone discover a new (banned) story to read!