What’s happening at the Stoneham Library
The American Library Association states that, “Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Typically held during the last week of September, it highlights the value of free and open access to information. Banned Books Week brings together the entire book community – librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types – in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular.
By focusing on efforts across the country to remove or restrict access to books, Banned Books Week draws national attention to the harms of censorship. The books featured during Banned Books Week have all been targeted with removal or restrictions in libraries and schools. 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.”
The Stoneham Public Library celebrates the Freedom to Read!
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Monday, September 29th The next book is The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh. This discussion group is open to all. For more information contact Maureen Saltzman email@example.com 781-438-1324 x23. The book discussion group meets on the last Monday of the [read more]
The Junior Room features a number of programs and special events for children of all ages. Please check our calendar of events for our schedule. Contact Janice Chase, Supervisor of Youth Services, for more information. Watch a larger slideshow on Flickr at http://www.flickr.com//photos/stonehamlibrary/show/ See our Flickr photostream and [read more]