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Once again Kirkwood Library Services is making you aware that other people want to control what you read. They do this by, among other things, Banning Books. We have a collection of books that have been banned around the world up this week. Stop by and check one out and exercise your freedom to read.

Kirkwood Banned Books Display 2013

Kirkwood Banned Books Display 2013

Learn the basics of Banned Books from the ALA:
http://www.ala.org/bbooks/about

Check out the Banned Books Week site to learn more:
http://www.bannedbooksweek.org

Trends in who tries to ban books, where, and why:
http://www.ala.org/bbooks/frequentlychallengedbooks/statistics

Banned Books in Iowa (Sadly it happens here too, the map linked to has disappeared by the other links all work and there is a list of book banning and attempted book banning in Iowa):
https://kirkwoodlibrary.wordpress.com/2011/09/29/banned-in-iowa/

The Iowa branch of the ACLU has put together a page with book bannings in Iowa:
http://www.aclu-ia.org/challenged-books-in-iowa-banned-books-week-2013/

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