Sep 27, 2020, 8:30 AM – Oct 3, 2020, 9:30 AM
Celebrate your freedom to read!!! Access to information, and stories, is more important today today than ever.
Celebrate your freedom to read by reading a banned or challenged book.
Learn more about Banned Books Week by reading our Press Release and look for special events and activities throughout the week!
Sep 27, 2020, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
The Fourth Annual Cemetery Walk will be at Calvary Cemetery located at 1419 West Adams Street in Creston on September 27, 2020 at 2 PM.
Admission is $10 and tickets may be purchased at the library.
Please bring your own lawn chair. Social distancing and face masks are encouraged.
In case of rain, the event will take place at Holy Spirit Church located at 107 W. Howard Street in Creston, IA.
Find out more on the Library's Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/3513609928683129/
Sep 29, 2020, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Sep 30, 2020, 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Find out more on the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/772401456667935/
Dear Banned Author (DBA) letterhead will be provided (please bring your own pen).
Patrons can come to the library and write a banned or challenged author and let them know how their books have made a difference in their lives! The library will mail your author letter for you!
Books are still being challenged and banned today. It is up to each of us to defend the freedom to read.
A few author's and books this year include:
Alex Gino - George
Alison Bechdel - Fun Home
Angie Thomas - The Hate U Give
Daniel Haack - Prince & Knight
Dav Pilkey - Captain Underpants series
David Levithan - Two Boys Kissing
Jay Asher - Thirteen Reasons Why
Jeannette Walls - The Glass Castle
JK Rowling - Harry Potter series
Jodi Picoult - My Sister's Keeper, Nineteen minutes
John Green - Looking for Alaska, The Fault in our Stars
Katherine Paterson - Bridge to Terabithia
Khaled Hosseini - The Kite Runner
Margaret Atwood - The Handmaid's Tale
Raina Telgemeier - Drama
Sherman Alexie - The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian
Stephen Chbosky - The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Stephen King - Carrie, Christine, Cujo
Suzanne Collins - The Hunger Games
A complete list of authors, their addresses and Twitter handles can be found here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1VB61aXWwX3n49mIrmJNKf-izwbSBLeQHsogJkxuRQTw/edit?usp=sharing