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Events Around Dillon For Banned Book Week

The Bookstore is participating in Banned Books Week a little differently this year than they have in the past. Banned Book Week is October 1-7. With book bans and restrictions on the rise in classrooms and libraries across the country. The shelves are draped in black cloth and other displays have police caution tape across them. These are representative of what things would look like if we removed books from the shelves every time someone questioned the book or didn’t want to make it available.



Debbie shared this year’s theme is Let Freedom Read. “We celebrate reading, celebrate our differences, and rejoice in you choosing books for yourself and your family and respect your choices. We love books and readers and will always defend your right to access.”

“The displays today are meant to bring awareness to the realities of book banning and challenges. We encourage you to exercise your reading rights.” Said Debbie.


Customers can look under the cloth and caution tape to find the books they are looking for and the display will be up the next couple of days.



The Dillon Public Library will also be taking part in banned book week with these activities as well.

Events:

Starting Monday throughout the week:

Where's Waldo? Scavenger Hunt

Pick up geocache list at the library. Spread throughout Dillon, most will need to drive.

Tuesday only:

Jail Cell Bail - stop by each hour to see who's been caught reading a Banned Book! They are all needing bail money! Whoever raises the most will win a prize!

Thursday, Friday, and Saturday:

Harry Potter Escape Room - who can use the clues to Escape in time. $10 a person, must call to reserve your group's spot. Thursday is full. Friday has morning spots left, Saturday has a few spots left in morning and afternoon.

Call Dillon Public Library at 683-4544



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