Banned Books Week

Released On: 9/16/2019

Banned Books Week begins Sept. 22 and we’d love it if you’d celebrate the freedom to read with all of us at the Lorain Public Library System. 

This annual event spotlights current and historical attempts to censor books in libraries and schools. It brings together the entire book community — librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types — in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular.

At each of our six branches, there will be a different banned or challenged book on display. The problem (other than banning the book in the first place)? The book will be wrapped in caution tape!

Use the emoji picture clues provided to guess the title and fill out the small form at each branch (or on our social media channels) to submit your answer. At the end of the week, one of the correct answers from each branch will receive a small prize!

Check out the clues below and learn more about Banned Books Week and censored books at










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South Lorain: 



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