Celebrate Freedom to Read Week

This year, Charlotte Mecklenburg Library is proud to celebrate the American Library Association’s Banned Book Week with our Freedom to Read Week. This year's annual celebration will be held September 26-October 2, 2021 and will include programming for all ages that spotlight current and historical attempts to censor books in libraries and schools.

Register an event (or two) and join us in celebrating our freedom to read!

Banned Book Week Trivia (Online)
Monday, September 27, 2021, at 6 p.m.

Calling all fans of controversial reads! Come join us for an hour of online trivia as we celebrate Freedom to Read Week! Test your knowledge of banned and challenged books.

You can have as many participants on your team as you like, but only one person will share responses per team. Only 10 "teams" may register.

This program will be provided by Mint Hill library staff and is recommended for teens and adults. Register here.
 

Banned Books Week: Make-and-Take a Tote (Outdoor)
SouthPark Regional Library
Monday, September 27, 2021, at 6 p.m.

Make-and-take your own "Banned Books" tote bag using screen printing materials. Celebrate your intellectual freedom by engaging in fun literacy activities.  Suitable for all ages, (recommended that children participating are age 7 and up.)  Registration opens at 9 a.m. on September 13.

This event will be held outside.

Banned Book Week Digital Escape Room (Online)
Tuesday, September 28, 2021, at 4 p.m.

Compete against others in a digital escape room. Who will escape first?

This program will be provided by [branch name] library staff and is recommended for teens ages 12 to 18. Register here.

Banned Book Week Teen Trivia (Online)
Tuesday, September 28, 2021, at 4 p.m.

Test your knowledge of banned and challenged books. Winners of our virtual trivia will win a prize kit, which will be available at North County Regional Library!

This program will be provided by North County Regional library staff, and is recommended for teens ages 13 to 18. Register here.

Banned Book Week: Teen Bingo (Online)
Tuesday, September 28, 2021 at 6 p.m.

Join us for an hour of virtual bingo! Test your knowledge of banned and challenged books. Winners of our virtual bingo will take home a prize kit, which will be available at Sugar Creek Library*!

This program will be provided by Sugar Creek library staff and is recommended for teens ages 13 to 18. Register here.

*Bingo kits are available for pick up at the Sugar Creek Library.

 

Banned Books Bingo (Online)
Wednesday, September 29, at 2 p.m.

What do the Harry Potter series, Captain Underpants, A Wrinkle in Time, and the Goosebumps series all have in common? They are on the top list of the most frequently banned books in America. We'll discuss book banning and the dangers of censorship for upper elementary schoolers.

Automatically generated Bingo cards will be emailed to the address on file 24 hours in advance of the event, so please be prepared to print or copy. Bingo winners will receive a free chapter book from a collection of select popular titles, courtesy of the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library. This program will be provided by ImaginOn Library staff.

Register here.

Banned Books Week Kahoot! Trivia
Wednesday September 29, 2021, at 6 p.m.

Join us for Trivia Night using Kahoot! Learn some new fun facts or show off how much you know on your own.
Learn more (and brush up on some useful info!) at Banned Books Week.

Register here.

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This blog was written by Taylor Gantt, marketing & communications intern at Charlotte Mecklenburg Library.