Banned Books Week

Mrs. Baker Reads Banned Books!

Mrs. Baker Reads Banned Books!

Did you know that the week of September 25th – October 1st is Banned Books Week?Banned Books Week is a celebration of the freedom to read and 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

The Durham Media Center celebrates free and open access to information.

The Durham Media Center celebrates free and open access to information.

Summer Reading Celebration

The Durham Media Center recently celebrated students who seized the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge by awarding them with fun gift bags filled with Scholastic loot assembled by Media Specialist Mrs. Baker and student members of the Library Media Committee. The goodies were made possible because of earnings from last spring’s Scholastic Book Fair. Goody bags included a coupon for a brand new paperback book or poster of each student’s choosing from Mrs. Baker’s Scholastic book stash as well a stickers, book marks, fun erasers and pencils, and even coupons from local eateries. Here are some snapshots of the Library Crew having fun assembling the bags as well as the recipients.