Thursday, September 22, 2016

Teens: Make Shelf-talkers with us!

By focusing on efforts across the country to remove or restrict access to books, Banned Books Week (this year September 25 to October 1) draws national attention to the harms of censorship. Our plan is to hang "shelf-talkers" around the library, which will give a brief synopsis of a book and reasons why others don't want you to read it, to cause these books to be highlighted, read, and discussed. And we want TEENS to help us get the library ready for Banned Books Week and promote the freedom to read!

We will provide materials--the cards, plus pens, pencils, colored markers, paints,
etc.--and we hope to end up with some fun and colorful shelf-talkers, which the teens can then participate in hanging on shelves in the library for Banned Books Week.

If your teen is a reader who is not artistic, or an artist who is not a reader, that's okay--we can all collaborate! One can do the writing, the other can do the images!

Please encourage your teens to join us TODAY, Thursday, September 22, after school, at the Central Library! (We'll bring snacks.) This activity is for teens in grades 6-12 only.

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