And then I made a post on my library's Facebook page.
"Psst ... next week is Banned Books Week, when libraries and bookstores across the country celebrate our freedom to read, and our freedom from censorship.
"Will you read something dangerous, such as John Steinbeck's "Of Mice and Men" (challenged and restricted many times for profanity) or the "Harry Potter" series (frequently challenged/banned for featuring the occult)?"
Wouldn't you know it, the local TV station called to set up an interview.
Lesson: Always be careful what you post on Facebook. You might find yourself scrambling to throw together a book display for a television appearance.
This time, our display case was in use by a private collection, so I made a larger display on the table in one of our meeting rooms, plus a smaller display on a table in the kids' area.
|Information and graphs|
|More information people could peruse|
|We own half the books on the 2014 Top Ten list.|
|No parents or children commented on the smaller display, but I did see a teen study it.|
Did you have a good Banned Books Week? Read anything special for it?