Murphy Library Observes Banned Books Week

Murphy Library Observes Banned Books Week photo
R.C. Murphy Junior High School students and staff celebrated the importance of the written word during Banned Books Week, an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. 

The week brings together the entire book community – librarians, publishers, teachers and readers – in shared support of the freedom to seek and express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular. The list is generated by the American Library Association and spotlights current and historical attempts to censor books in libraries and schools. 

“Banning books silences stories and discussions,” said Murphy library media specialist Betsy Knox. “Censorship succeeds when no one talks about it.”