Are you a risky reader? If you are, join us in celebrating the 30th anniversary of Banned Books Week by joining our Banned Books Club at the Hellertown Area Library. We read a new banned or challenged book each month. Adults and teens alike are welcome to join at any time.
As a library, we believe in intellectual freedom--the freedom to access information and express ideas, even if the information and ideas might be considered unorthodox or unpopular. The only requirement in joining our book club is you must promote the idea of intellectual freedom and maintain an open mind. Some books we will read may contain sensitive subjects, such as racism, sex, violence and drugs.
The Banned Books Club meets the first Wednesday of every month at 6:30pm and lasts roughly one hour. Previously, we have read The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian by Sherman Alexie, The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini and Animal Farm by George Orwell. The next meeting will be Jan. 2 and the book is Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson.