Banned Book Read-In
at Westborough Public Library
Hello, Library Supporters!
I am writing to recruit support for a program that we are planning for Banned Books week in October. We would like to have "Freedom Readers" who will sit in the library Monday October 2 through Friday October 6 to read banned and challenged books.
We will request banned books from the ALA's banned book lists (the archive, and from 2022) to have available for anyone to check out, and we want "Freedom Readers" to read them. We will set up four comfortable chairs behind the Reference Desk, and we're looking for people to sit in them and read silently in two-hour shifts the entire time that we're open (9am-8pm Monday-Thursday, and 9am-5pm on Friday). On Wednesday October 4, from 6:30-7:45pm, we plan to have a "Freedom to Read-In" program open to all, where people will be invited to take a book from the pile on hand, then pick a place in the library to read silently.
We have a SignUp Genius for people to sign up; people are more than welcome to take more than one shift. We would love to have all of you sign up, and we ask you to please let other supporters know so that they can sign up too. Sign up here.
Please let us know if you have questions. Thank you very much!
Tracey Graham & Jen McGrath
Westborough Public Library