Public Library District Director Talks About Censorship During Banned Book WeekOctober 2, 2012
This week is National Banned Books Week, an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Censored books have included works by Steinbeck, Faulkner, Alice Walker, and even Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell. The Garfield County Public Library District is participating in Banned Books Week with displays about the books and the impacts of censorship on art and literature.
KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with Amelia Shelley, director of the Garfield County Public Library District, last week. Here they talk about what books have been censored and the extreme actions people have taken to keep information off the shelves.