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Libraries light our way

Sunday starts one of the most important weeks of the year: Banned Books Week, celebrated the fourth week of September annually since 1982.

Each of us can impersonate a newspaper editor – or be our normal citizen selves – and celebrate our First Amendment rights of freedom of speech and the press. That fits this year’s theme: “Censorship Leaves Us in the Dark.” We are all urged to “Keep the Light On” during this year’s Banned Books Week.

Every parent has the right at home or in private gatherings to keep books from their kids. Anyone can proselytize to their fellow citizens about no...


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