Ala. libraries gear up for ‘Banned Book Week’

GADSDEN, Ala. (AP) —
Hundreds of books that were pulled from library shelves will be
available once again for “Banned Books Week.”

Banned books at the
Gadsden Public Library will be taken from behind yellow caution tape and
will be available to bookworms beginning Monday.

Library Director
Amanda Jackson told the Gadsden Times she was a bit disappointed there
wasn't more of a community response to books including “Harry Potter,”
''The Hunger Games,” The Color Purple,” and “To Kill a Mockingbird,”
being pulled from the shelves.

Gadsden State University library
director Dusty Folds says 400 books — including “The Diary of Anne
Frank” — were removed from the school's shelves, but could be checked
out by visitors who were asked to give reasons why they wanted them.

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