Our Favorite Banned Books

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

Our Favorite Banned Books

Celebrating the Richness of the Forbidden

Scrabble folk.
You know us.  We are the dedicated library staff who scurry between the Welcome Desk, the Popular Library, and the Digital Commons to assist you in your information and entertainment needs. 

You may be surprised to learn that in our youth, even the most well-mannered of us revealed our rebel nature by reading banned books.  In fact, this habit has led us to our current illustrious profession in the place where these same books have found a safe place to live. 

This week, every year, we and public library staff across America celebrate the pages of these important books and the authors who write them, even while others seek to repress this literature.  You, too, can meet the challenge. Read a banned book today! 

Not sure where to start?  Here are some of our favorite titles:
And don't miss the next meeting of our Russkaia Literatura book club when they discuss Vladimir Nabokov's Lolita in the Popular Library.

Troy Bent, Celeste Bishop, Michelle Conn, David Gillette, Matthew Mann, My Nguyen, Rebecca Tanen, Jo Stallworth and other members of the Popular Services staff contributed to this story.