Library focuses on Banned Books Week

The Jackson County Public Library will celebrate the freedom to read during Banned Books Week, which begins Sunday and continues through Sept. 30.

By focusing on efforts across the country to remove or restrict access to books, Banned Books Week is designed to draw national attention to the harms of censorship, according to a news release from the library.

While books have been and continue to be banned, part of the Banned Books Week celebration is the fact that in a majority of cases, the books have remained available. This happens only thanks to the efforts of librarians, teachers, students and community members who stand up and speak out for the freedom to read, according to the news release.

Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read.

Information: Follow the library on Facebook, visit myjclibrary.org or call 812-522-3412, option 2, in Seymour, 812-793-2927 in Crothersville or 812-966-2278 in Medora