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Banned Books Week Contest

Join the Public Libraries of Suffolk County in celebrating Banned Books Week.

Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Typically held during the last week of September, it highlights the value of free and open access to information. Banned Books Week 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.

The books featured during Banned Books Week have all been targeted with removal or restrictions in libraries and schools. While books have been and continue to be banned, part of the Banned Books Week celebration is the fact that, in a majority of cases, the books have remained available. This happens only thanks to the efforts of librarians, teachers, students, and community members who stand up and speak out for the freedom to read.

In honor of Banned Books Weeks, the Public Libraries of Suffolk County are holding a contest featuring six different books over six days via Līve-brary social media, including Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. Here’s how the contest works:  http://bit.ly/QnAl0B

Facebook contestants should “Like” the post to be entered into a random drawing that day for the chance to win a book by that featured banned book author.

Twitter contestants should “retweet” the post to be entered into a random drawing that day for the chance to win a book by that featured banned book author.

Pinterest contestants should “RePin” the post to be entered into a random drawing that day for the chance to win a book by that featured banned book author.

Finally, all users that like, retweet and/or RePinwill be entered into a random drawing to win a SONY e-Reader at the end of the week.

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CityMeowse October 01, 2012 at 01:56 PM
:) WallMart 'banned' an illustration for a children's book I designed. The book was about seasons and holidays, and a trick-or-treater was dressed as a witch. They forced us to change it to a cowboy.
Fred 'n Freeda October 01, 2012 at 02:08 PM
The GOP Hand Book should be banned. It's the Republican guide to discriminating against women who were raped, minority voters, immigrants who want to work and pay taxes, gays who only want the "same" rights and veterans seeking job creation after fighting Republican wars. This book should be banned forever. It's anti-American and does nothing but throw us back 50 years into history. We must go forward...not backward...if we're to keep abreast with global challenges. Romney doesn't get it and neither does Altschuler. They're using campaigns of smear tactics, lies and hatred - setting one American against the other - in an effort to distract us from the real event - the personal gains they can acquire for themselves and their wealthy supporters. Keep your eyes on the prize, America. Before the prize disappears.
Underdog October 01, 2012 at 02:16 PM
Wow, I think F&F could actually turn a "cat in a tree" story into a political statement.
K. October 01, 2012 at 02:23 PM
Aren't there 20 other political stories to post that in response to "F'n F"?

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