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Books won’t stay banned. They won’t burn. Ideas won’t go to jail. In the long run of history, the censor and the inquisitor have always lost. The only sure weapon against bad ideas is better ideas. — Alfred Whitney Griswald

Banned Books Mugshots: Alaska Young (Looking for Alaska), Janie Crawford (Their Eyes Were Watching God), Holden Caulfield (The Catcher in the Rye), Harry Potter (Harry Potter), and Hester Prynne (The Scarlet Letter).

Banned Books Week is September 22 - 28! Visit Banned Books Week’s site or the American Library Association’s banned books page for more information!

Prints here!

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It’s Banned Books Week! Celebrate your freedom to read by picking up a banned or challenged book this week. Why do YOU read banned books?


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Banned Books Week

This week is Banned Books Week, and we’re celebrating our freedom to read. Don’t be afraid to get caught leaving with a book that has been challenged!

Cataloger Marion got caught with Maurice Sendak’s In the Night Kitchen, which was banned and even burned in some places! It upset some librarians and adults because its young protagonist, Mickey, was depicted in the nude.

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Next week, Librarians and book sellers across the country will be celebrating Banned Books Week and our freedom to read books, even if they may be considered unorthodox or unpopular.

In the children’s room, Ms. Kilie has put up a display featuring popular children’s books that were challenged at some point, but something’s fishy…

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New Mockingjay trailer! Anyone else as excited as we are?!

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What are YOU doing this weekend?

What are YOU doing this weekend?

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Last night was our first ever Mahaska Book Night!

We visited Smokey Row, The Cellar Peanut Pub and the mall and handed out copies of Solomon Northup’s Twelve Years a Slave for our one community, one book program, Mahaska Reads.

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Mahaska Reads Kicks off Monday!

Our “One Community, One Book” project, Mahaska Reads kicks off Monday with Mahaska Book Night!

Be at Smokey Row, The Cellar Peanut Pub or the mall after 5:30 for a chance to receive a free copy of this year’s selection, Solomon Northup’s Twelve Years a Slave!

Check out the full schedule of events and book discussions here!

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Books travel through life with you …

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"Sleep is good, he said, and books are better."
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