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MSU Library, community partner to host Sept. 26 banned books event

September 7, 2016 -- From MSU News Service

The MSU Library and Bozeman Public Library will present “Bozeman Reads…Banned Books” on Monday, Sept. 26, from 7-8:30 p.m. in the community room at Bozeman Public Library. The event is free and open to the public.

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BOZEMAN — The Montana State University Library and Bozeman Public Library will present “Bozeman Reads…Banned Books” on Monday, Sept. 26, from 7-8:30 p.m. in the community room at Bozeman Public Library. The event is free and open to the public.

The focus of this year’s national celebration is diversity. The Bozeman event will feature community members sharing selections from books that highlight diversity and that have been banned or challenged. Featured readers include MSU President Waded Cruzado, Bozeman Police Chief Steven Crawford, Bozeman City Commissioner Jeff Krauss and Bozeman Daily Chronicle Managing Editor Nick Ehli. Author Janet Fox will emcee the event.

Banned Books Week, set this year for Sept. 25-Oct. 1, is an annual celebration of the freedom to read, according to the Banned Books Week website. It was launched in 1982 in response to a surge in the number of challenges to books in schools, bookstores and libraries. The website notes that more than 11,300 books have been challenged since 1982. As part of the week, hundreds of libraries and bookstores around the country draw attention to book censorship by mounting displays of challenged books and hosting a variety of events.

For more information, contact Sheila Bonnand, MSU instructional services librarian, (406) 994-4130 or sbonnand@montana.edu.

Contact: Sheila Bonnand, MSU instructional services librarian, (406) 994-4130 or sbonnand@montana.edu