Learn about Banned Books Week from Musselman Library

Photo credit: Gettysburg College

Photo credit: Gettysburg College

By Musselman Library

What are you missing?

Every year hundreds of books are challenged, and even banned, from libraries for their content. But did you know that more than half of all challenged books focus on diverse content? Diverse content can range from depictions of minority characters to issues that impact diverse communities. If more than half of all challenged books include diverse content, think of all the unique voices and perspectives that are being silenced. It is time to ask ourselves what we are missing when we censor books.

Musselman Library, along with hundreds of libraries around the country, is combating censorship and supporting your right to read by celebrating Banned Books Week. This year Banned Books Week will take place from September 25-October 1. This year’s display will feature frequently challenged books with diverse content. Fight censorship and celebrate diversity: come check out a banned book today!

To find out more about banned and challenged books, visit the American Library Association website at http://www.ala.org/bbooks/banned.

Win a gift card while avoiding library fines!

Looking for a win-win situation? Then sign up for text notifications for materials checked out from Musselman Library.  Receive a friendly reminder text when your items are due so you can avoid fines for books, DVDs, course reserves, chargers (laptop & cell phone), headphones and umbrellas! Sign up before October 1, and you will be instantly entered to win a campus bookstore gift card. Win-win!

You can either sign-up in person at the Check Out desk on the main floor of Musselman Library or visit https://www.gettysburg.edu/library/services/text-notifications.dot.

Don’t delay, sign up today!


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