Get ready for our second annual Banned Books Read-Out!

Harry Potter…The Bluest Eye…The Holy Bible…Fun Home…  What do these books have in common?  They’ve all made the American Library Association’s list of frequently challenged books.  Chances are, many of your favorite books have made the list.  Banning and challenging books has a long and sordid history, and the practice continues today.  Every year, there are hundreds of attempts to remove books from the shelves of bookstores, libraries, and schools.  Don’t close the book on your freedom to read!  Fight censorship by reading from your favorite banned or challenged book during Rollins College’s second annual Banned Books Read-Out, Wednesday, September 28th from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the Olin Library front lawn.  You’ll get a voucher for a free coffee or tea from the Bookmark Cafe if you read, or just stop by and support others and enjoy lemonade, cookies, and pizza.  Visit Olin Library for more information on Banned Books Week 2016.  We’ll see you there!