Beginning at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, October 1st the Friends of the Davis Library will host a special “Read-Out & Eat-Out” program in honor of Banned Books Week, an annual national celebration of the freedom to read.
This lunchtime activity is open to everyone on the University of Rio Grande/Rio Grande Community College campus and will take place on the Davis Library’s Main Floor. Free refreshments will be provided (while they last!)
Anyone attending the event is welcome to share and read aloud excerpts from their favorite frequently banned or challenged books.
Founded in 1982, Banned Books Week stresses the significant role our First Amendment rights play in maintaining a free and open democratic society. The primary focus of Banned Book Week campaigns are aimed at drawing attention to the dangers of censorship. Banned Books Week brings together the entire book community—librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types—in support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular.
Once again, everyone is invited to join the Friends of the Davis Library to read-out, eat-out, and commemorate the occasion. If you have any questions? Don’t hesitate to “Ask Us!”