There are many simple pleasures in life. A warm cup of coffee while watching the sunrise.
Feeling the sand between your toes as the ocean breeze blows through your hair.
And staying in bed with a good book on a rainy day.
No book should be off limits if you want to read it. Unfortunately, throughout history, there have been books that have been kept out of the hands of readers. Each year, the ALA lists the top ten challenged books of the year. In 2016, that list included this one:
And this one:
This week is Banned Books Week, which celebrates the freedom to read. We're spreading the word on social media with the hashtag #BannedBooksWeek. Feel free to join in and say why YOU celebrate our freedom to read.