Celebrate your Child’s Birthday, a Wonderful Teacher, or any Special Occasion with a gift that all the children at Carrington can enjoy….
For a contribution of $15 your child will have a new book donated to the Media Center in his/her name where it will be treasured for years to come! A label will be placed inside the book to honor your child and your child will be the first to read it before it becomes part of the permanent collection in the Carrington Library.
If you would like to participate in this program, please fill out and return the form and payment to Mrs. Calhoun in the Media Center.
For more information or a copy of the form click here.
We get a little crafty, think critically, and READ!
Banned Books Week: Celebrating the Freedom to ReadSeptember 25 − October 1, 2016Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Typically held during the last week of September, it highlights the value of free and open access to information. 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. Check out the frequently challenged books section to explore the issues and controversies around book challenges and book banning. The books featured during Banned Books Week have all been targeted with removal or restrictions in libraries and schools. While books have been and continue to be banned, part of the Banned Books Week celebration is the fact that, in a majority of cases, the books have remained available. This happens only thanks to the efforts of librarians, teachers, students, and community members who stand up and speak out for the freedom to read.
For more information on getting involved with Banned Books Week: Celebrating the Freedom to Read, please see Ideas and Resources. You can also contact the ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 4226, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pasage taken from the ALA website at http://www.ala.org/bbooks/bannedbooksweek
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