This week, September 30 – October 6, 2012, marks the 30th anniversary of Banned Books Week, an annual celebration of the freedom to read. To commemorate this milestone, the American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom has coordinated a
50 State Salute to Banned Books Week, which included a Banned Books Virtual Read-out. People all over the country—and around the world—were encouraged to upload videos of themselves reading or discussing their favorite banned or challenged books on the special Banned Books Virtual Read-out Channel on YouTube.
Each year, the ALA’s Office for Intellectual Freedom records hundreds of attempts by individuals and groups to have books removed from libraries shelves and from classrooms, and compiles a list of banned or frequently challenged books.
Living in the Window
Here in Indiana, Saturday Evening Post editor Corey Michael Dalton, is living in the front window of the Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library for the week, to protest the continuing ban on Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse-Five by the Republic, Missouri school system.
and tomorrow (Saturday, September 29) from 1 to 5!
First-time sale for all books. Something for everyone!
Presented by the Friends of the Elkhart Public Library.
Proceeds from the sale support Elkhart Public Library programs and services.
Bring a blanket and pillow and enjoy stories and songs in the beautiful English Cottage Garden. All ages are welcome. No registration is required. Rain date will be October 3.
It is never too early to start preparing your young child to learn how to read. Before your child even starts learning the alphabet, there is a lot you can do to make sure they are ready to read! From almost the moment they are born, babies start learning important pre-reading skills and there are many fun ways parents and caregivers can help them along.
Reading to your child can begin at any age. They will love hearing the sound of your voice and looking at the bright illustrations of a board book, which also have sturdy pages just right for little hands. Singing is another way parents can prepare children to read. Singing tunes children into the rythmn of language and slows it down so they can pick up on the smaller sounds in words.
Many Elkhart Public Library locations offer a lapsit program for infants 0-24 months and parents or caregivers. This program provides lots of singing and reading that will help your baby learn language and reading skills later in life. Come to a lapsit program and start your baby’s journey towards reading today!
Main: Wednesdays, October 3, November 7, and December 5 at 10:00 am.
Cleveland: Mondays, October 8 and November 5 at 10:00 am.
Pierre Moran: Mondays, now through December 3 at 10:00 am.