Library to celebrate Banned Books Week
From Sept. 24 to Oct. 2, the Jamestown Philomenian Library and the American Library Association will sponsor Banned Books Week, an annual celebration for a reader’s right to access books without censorship. This year’s observance commemorates the most basic freedom to read freely and encourages readers not to take this freedom for granted.
Since its inception in 1982, Banned Books Week has reminded readers that while not every book is intended for every reader, each reader has the right to decide for themselves what to read, listen or view.
The Jamestown Philomenian Library and thousands of libraries and bookstores across the country will celebrate the freedom to read by participating in special events, exhibits and read-outs that showcase books that have been banned or threatened.
The library will be hosting the following activities: Banned Books Week display in the library and showing of the Bette Davis film “Storm Center” on Thursday, Sept. 29, from 6 to 8 p.m., and on Sunday, Oct. 2, from 3 to 5 p.m. in the meeting hall.