Banned Books Week in Naperville

Every year there are hundreds of attempts to remove certain books from schools and libraries.

Banned Books Week sets out to identify those books that were once challenged due to their content.

The Naperville Public Library is just one of the libraries across the country that joins together in promoting the freedom of reading.

“We think that no matter what, even if someone disagrees with a viewpoint in a book, or disagrees with the information, or how it’s relayed in a book, that everyone should have the access to that book and should be able to choose for themselves whether they read it or not,” said Dave Della Terza, Manager at the Naper Boulevard Library.

Some examples of books that were once challenged includes Shel Silverstein’s “A Light in the Attic,” “The Kite Runner,” and the children’s book, “Where the Wild Things Are.”

Libraries have been celebrating banned books week since 1982.

Naperville News 17’s Alyssa Bochenek reports.

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