Friday, September 28, 2012

Get Booked! @ Davis Library

With Banned Books Week (BBW) coming up next week the Friends of the Davis Library are sponsoring an online “Get Booked!” contest via Facebook.

It’s the 30-year anniversary of BBW, so Friends is giving away a $30 gift-card for the Rio Grande Bookstore to some lucky individual that tags or posts their “mug-shot” to Davis Library’s Facebook Page.

To enter:

  • First “Like” the Davis Library’s Facebook.  We can be found at:;
  • Next, upload your “mug-shot” (a photo of yourself with your favorite “banned book”) to your own Facebook account;
  • Then, tag the Davis Library in your photo so that we’ll know to add your name for the prize drawing.
If you don’t have a camera or a Facebook account but still want to participate, then please contact us at 1.800.282.7201, ext. 7382 for more details on how to “Get Booked!”

BBW is annual celebration of the freedom to read.  Each fall, libraries, schools, bookstores, authors, journalists, publishers and readers all over the United States use this event to honor and celebrate the importance of our First Amendment rights.

By drawing attention to censorship issues, the week-long celebration (this year, from September 30th – October 1st) strives to create an open dialogue about the value of exploring the world of ideas and learning from diverse and often opposing viewpoints.

In keeping with this critical thinking spirit, the slogan "think for yourself and allow others to do the same" is often utilized by the American Library Association (ALA)  in its promotions of BBW.  The ALA condemns censorship and works to ensure free access to information.

For more details on BBW, its history and activities, visit:

If you've any additional questions on this advocacy campaign or the "Get Booked!" contest, just... "Ask Us!

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