Preston Library is celebrating “Banned Books Week” from 24 September to 1 October. This annual event celebrates our freedom to read and the importance of the First Amendment.
The American Library Association monitors the attempts made by individuals and groups to have books removed from library shelves and classrooms. Books that were banned at one time in the United States are as follows:
The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
You can find these books in Preston Library. Check out the display in the “Class of 1969 Memorial Room.”