It's Banned Books Week! Wooooooooo! I love Banned Books Week. I love getting all ragey about people trying to ban or challenge books. I love making sweet displays and honestly, I love and need the reminder to be careful about selection and collection development. Just because there is a book that I don't really want … Continue reading Awww yiss, it’s Banned Books Week!
It's here! I love Banned Books Week! Sadly, I will not be at my library to celebrate fully because I'll be on vacation. But that doesn't mean it still won't be awesome at my library. I spent the last week setting up a 'caught reading banned books' mugshot station at my library and then coercing, … Continue reading Banned Books Week 2013!
September is perhaps my favorite month. It's still warm enough to have summery, hot days, but by this point I'm getting ready to transition back to my 7 months out of the year wardrobe: boots, tights, sweaters, and layers. Boots and tights! Plus, my birthday is at the end of the month and a lot … Continue reading September is the best month
Banned Books Week officially ends today but I'm still thinking about it and I'm leaving my display up probably for the whole month. Why? Because a week isn't long enough to process all of these thoughts and issues for me. And because I'm lazy. Putting up a display takes some doing, and since I've started … Continue reading Banned Books Week, a coda: Selection as censorship?
Yay! I love Banned Books Week! It's so fun to remember when books got put on trial in the U.S. Court System for being obscene (I'm looking at you, Ulysses, you dirty book), to think about why people want to get books "banned" or taken out of school or public libraries, and to think about … Continue reading Banned Books Week!