Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read, and Carl Albert State College libraries are celebrating from September 24 – 30, 2017.
Terri Carroll, Carl Albert State College Director of Libraries, stated “We are celebrating Banned Books Week at Carl Albert, and invite everyone to check out the display of banned and/or challenged books at the Joe E. White Library at the CASC Poteau campus. Books we have on display are not banned here. Help us celebrate the freedom to read!”
According to Carroll, Banned Books Week highlights the value of free and open access to information. Carroll went on to explain that Banned Books Week brings together the entire book community – librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types – in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular.
By focusing on efforts across the country to remove or restrict access to books, Banned Books Week draws national attention to the harms of censorship. For more information go to www.ala.org – the American Library Association.
In addition to the Joe E. White Library in Poteau, Carl Albert State College also has the Delores O’Guin Mitchell Library at CASC in Sallisaw.
CASC Mission Statement: To provide an affordable, accessible, and exceptional education that fosters student success.