Banned Books Week at BCL
Celebrate the freedom to read during Banned Books Week, held this year from
September 27-October 3. Banned Books Week highlights the value of free
access to books and focuses on efforts across the country to remove or restrict
Visit Broward County Library locations during Banned Books Week - or anytime at
all - to enjoy the freedom to read what you want and to celebrate everyone's
right to do so.
Free Banned Books Week Events at BCL
September 2, 24, 26 - Banned Books
Week event, 10AM to 6PM,
Imperial Point Library
September 9 - New Wednesday Evening
Book Club Opens With Celebration of Banned Books Week and The Book Thief
Markus Zusak, 6:30 to 7:45PM,
Miramar Branch Library & Education Center
September 22, 23 - Banned Books Week
event, 12 to 8PM,
Imperial Point Library
September 24 - Banned Books Trivia
Contest, 4 to 5PM,
Jan Moran Collier City Learning Library
September 25 - Book
Discussion/Movie, The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini, 1 to 3:30PM,
September 28, 29, 30 and October 1,
2 - Free to Read Photo Booth! Ages 13-18, 10AM to 8PM,
Nova Southeastern University Alvin Sherman Library
September 28 - Harper Lee's To Kill
a Mockingbird Round Table Discussion, 6:30 to 7:45PM,
Carver Ranches Library
Banned Books Week: Top Ten Most Frequently Challenged Books of 2014
Libraries, schools and the media in the United States send reports on attempts
to ban books to the American Library Association (ALA) Office for Intellectual
Freedom. The ALA annually publishes a list of the most challenged books as a way
to inform the public about censorship efforts that affect libraries and schools.
The Ten Most Frequently Challenged Books of 2014 – Available At BCL
A Stolen Life Jaycee Dugard Also available in large print, audiobook and
And Tango Makes Three Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell (Also available as
Drama by Raina Telgemeier (Also available as
It’s Perfectly Normal by Robie Harris
Saga by Brian Vaughan and Fiona Staples
Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie (Also
The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison (Also available in
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini (Also available in
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky (Also available as
Broward County Libraries to Host “Broward Reads to Succeed: Early Literacy
Conference" on September 17 at Lauderdale Lakes Library
Broward County Libraries Division will host a free "Broward Reads to Succeed:
Early Literacy Conference" on September 17 from 8:30AM to 1PM at
Lauderdale Lakes Library/Educational Center.
The Early Literacy Conference, which focuses on ensuring that children are ready
to learn to read before kindergarten, is open to the public and is designed for
anyone who works with children ages birth to five.
Broward Reads to Succeed: Early Literacy Conference will feature four guest
Children’s book author Kelly Bennett
Kelly Bennett, children's book author and writer of both fiction and non-fiction
books including the award-winning Not Norman: A Goldfish Story, the “2015 Read
for the Record” campaign book.
Dr. Lori Canning, Director of Early Learning/School Readiness for Broward
County Public Schools.
Lisa McClure, Broward County Libraries' Community Engagement Manager.
Pat Mora, author and founder of El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children's Day/Book Day)
, author of more than three dozen bilingual children's books and the
founder of El día de los niños/El día de los libros
(Children's Day/Book Day), a
celebration of children, families and reading.
While the event is free and open to the public, space is limited.
Participants must register by September 14 either by phone at 954-357-7317 or online at
Broward County Libraries' Early Learning initiative is funded in part under the
provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, from the Institute of
Museum and Library Services, administered by the Florida Department of State's
Division of Library and Information Services.
Select Children’s Titles by Kelly Bennett and Pat Mora – Available at Broward County Library
September is Library Card Sign-up Month!
Your Broward County Library card is the only card you need to unlock a world of
information and educational resources. September is Library Card Sign-up Month,
so if you don’t have one yet, now’s a great time to
Encourage your friends and family to get one, too. They’re free to anyone
living, working or going to school in Broward County.
With just this card, you can access more than three million books, videos,
cassettes, CDs, DVDs, CD ROMs, and audiobooks. Your Broward County Library card
also lets you access free downloadable music, streaming feature movies and
documentaries as well as TV shows, eBooks, magazines and even comic
Getting a library card is easier than you think. You can
right now or when you visit any Broward County Library location.