Yup, kids, I’m still working on my Banned Books Week display. For this component, I wanted to put messages next to the actual books, so that when teens and others were browsing the stacks, they’d get thinking about banned books and censorship. I thought the messages were pretty jokey, but patrons, mostly adults, have been taking them pretty seriously.
Here are some reactions I’ve gotten:
Since when has this library started banning books?
What’s wrong with Mark Twain?
But I loved Harry Potter!
How many books has the library banned?
Oh dear. But they’re talking about censorship, right? So that’s a good thing, right?
Take a look at some of the signs I’ve put up around the teen section:
I also put some of the signs directly in the stacks:
I’ve got one more post on this display coming up. Until then, share you favorite banned books with me? Miss Ingrid wants to know.