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Banned Book Week 2013

What is Banned Book Week? Banned Books Week, Sept. 22 – 28, stresses the importance of preventing censorship and ensuring everyone’s freedom to read any book, no matter how unorthodox or unpopular. (ALA) Banned Books Week was launched in 1982 in response to a sudden surge in the number of challenges to books in schools, bookstores and libraries. More than 11,300 books have been challenged since 1982. (Banned...

Free eBooks of Banned & Challenged Classics

Did you know that at least 46 of the Top 100 Novels of the 20th Century have been subjected to challenges and ban attempts? Check out our full list here. Did you also know that there are many legal eBooks online for free? Check out some of these banned classics. They are yours to download without any wait and you get to keep them! The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald 1984, by George Orwell Animal Farm, by George...

Top 10 Most Frequently Challenged Books in 2012

Here’s a list of the most frequently challenged book for 2012 as complied by ALA’s Office of Intellectual Freedom. It’s not the first time that Dav’ Pilkey’s Captain Underpants (series) has hit the top 10 most frequently challenged books for a year. It was also on the lists in 2002, 2004, and 2005. Captain Underpants (series), by Dav Pilkey. Why?: Offensive language, unsuited for age...

Come celebrate 70 years of service at the Boulder City Library

Resources about the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare)

It’s almost time for the Health Insurance Exchanges to open. We’ve gathered some resources to help you understand the ins and outs of the Affordable Care Act. Check out our page at http://bclibrary.org/affordable-care-act-nevada/. We have links to the health insurance exchange for Nevada and Nevada’s Health Link, a site created to educate and help Nevadans through the process of buying healthcare...
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