Freedom to Read

What do Rachel Carson, J. R. R. Tolkien, Aldous Huxley, William Styron, Toni Morrison, Galileo, Mark Twain, Judy Blume and Madeleine L’Engle have in common?They all wrote great books—books which were banned from libraries, banned from schools, banned from publication. Of course, they are just a few authors to have achieved this dubious distinction. 

This week is Banned Books Week, and you can find out more at your local library, or at many websites including that of the American Library Association.But we’d like to salute all those other librarians—the ones who fight hard to keep all books available to all readers, and work hard every day to bring us everything from bestsellers to rare and wondrous collections on every subject imaginable.Take a moment to thank your local librarian!  Volunteer some time at a library, or maybe even start your own, like the folks at Little Free Library or Biblioburros.