October 10, 2012...12:45 pm

50 State Salute to Banned Books Week: Alaska, Colorado, Georgia, Mississippi, and Montana

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Although Banned Books Week 2012 has ended, we are pleased to continue featuring videos from states across the country in hopes that viewing them will inspire you to continue to celebrate the freedom to read any day of the year. Today’s featured states are Alaska, Colorado, Georgia, Mississippi, and Montana.

Members of the Alaska Quidditch team, based in Anchorage (AK), read passages from none other than Harry Potter:

Martin Garnar, member of the Colorado Association of Libraries’ Intellectual Freedom Committee talks about the celebration of challenged books at Regis University in Denver, CO:

Atlanta University Center, Robert W. Woodruff Library, read passages from banned book:

Greenwood-Leflore Public Library in Greenwood (MS), produced this video in honor of Mississippi’s 50 State Salute to Banned Books Week:

Bozeman (MT) Reads Banned Books! Jan Zauha of the Montana State University Library reads a selection from D.H. Lawrence’s Lady Chatterly’s Lover:

To view videos created by other states, check out the 50 State Salute map.

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