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$1000 Grant Helps Kick Off Banned Books Week

Banned Books Week

St. Catharine College has been awarded one of only seven $1000 Judith Krug Fund grants by the Freedom to Read Foundation in support of the events that will be celebrated during our third annual "Banned Books Week Read-Out: Defend Our Freedom to Read” being held this week (Sept. 28-30).

 

Check out the article posted on the American Libraries Association magazine website.

http://americanlibrariesmagazine.org/news/ala/freedom-read-foundation-awards-seven-judith-krug-fund-grants-banned-books-week-events

The St. Catharine College Read-Out kick-off event will be held 11:00-1:00 on Tuesday, so make plans to join us for what promises to be a FUN time.

Why do we observe Banned Books Week?

Observance of Banned Books Week began across the nation on Saturday.  At St. Catharine, we are observing Banned Books Week during our read-out events Tuesday-Thursday of this week.  To get a better understanding of the reason we are holding our 3rd annual read-out to defend our right to read, take a moment to view the following YouTube of Katie Couric as she expressed her view on banned books a few years ago:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Ok5e7lf4bQ.
 
Don't forget to sign up in the library today for a time to read from your favorite banned or challenged book Tuesday-Thursday of this week.



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