As librarians, we occasionally do a poor job at explaining what banned books actually are. We make interesting displays using yellow caution tape, or place books in mock prison, or cover the books in mock flame like one of the latest displays at O'Fallon, but we fail to appropriately communicate the intention. Some librarians have … Continue reading Yes, you CAN check out banned books!
Did you know that July carries the title of National Anti-Boredom month? The recognition of July as National Anti-Boredom Month was developed by Alan Caruba in the 1980’s. He chose the month, says nationaldaycalendar.com because: “there’s not much going on and it’s the hotter part of the summer break from school.” Mr. Caruba must not … Continue reading July Supply Drive and Banned Books in Library News & Notes
This article describes what banned books are, why they have been banned in the past, and why O'Fallon Public Library believes they are integral to the future of our local community and the world. Note: The majority of this article was originally written by Eleka and posted on the O'Fallon Public Library blog on September … Continue reading Banned Books- More Than a Tempest in a Teapot. Here’s what they are and why they continue to matter.
If you find yourself passing by the bookshelf next to our cafe area here at O'Fallon Library, you'll find our newest display that marks the celebration of Banned Books Month. While I worked to put up the display, a lot of patrons asked me, "What is a banned book?" Here you can discover what banned … Continue reading It’s Banned Books Month. But What are Banned Books? Why do They Matter?