Banned Books Week

Did you know that the week of September 28th – October 2nd is Banned Books Week? Banned Books Week is a celebration of the freedom to readand the importance of the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution which guarantees freedom of speech and freedom of the press. This annual event, which originated in 1982, highlights the benefits of free and open access to information while drawing attention to the harms of censorship. The media center is currently spotlighting books that have been recently banned or “challenged” somewhere in the United States. To learn more about the intellectual freedoms media centers strive to support, visit yours today!

Learn more about Banned Books Week by visiting the following resources:

American Library Association

Banned Books Week

Visit the media center to learn more about Banned Books Week!

Visit the media center to learn more about Banned Books Week!

Challenged books are featured in the media center, along with take away brochures highlighting the most challenged books of the year.

Challenged books are featured in the media center, along with take away brochures highlighting the most challenged books of the year.

 

Scholastic Summer Reading Celebration

Students who took seized the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge were celebrated with fun gift bags filled with Scholastic loot assembled by Media Specialist Mrs. Baker and purchased with earnings from last spring’s book fair. Goody bags included a coupon for a brand new paperback book of each student’s choosing from Mrs. Baker’s secret Scholastic book stash, stickers, book marks, fun erasers and more. Mrs. Baker recognized students via a video describing their efforts and an announcement of their names on the morning news broadcast. Students who did not participate this year will have the opportunity next year. Let’s keep reading Durham, and congrats to our lucky students.

Scholastic Loot for Summer Reading Participants

Scholastic Loot for Summer Reading Participants