UMD Library Hosts Banned Book Event

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The University of Minnesota-Duluth library hosted an open house showcasing several banned books as part of National Banned Books Week.

The display featured dozens of books that have at some point been challenged or banned from public libraries in America.

The goal of the event was to show how censorship can affect the flow of information available to the public.

“Intellectual freedom. Part of our mission as libraries is to resist any efforts of censorship of our materials so that people can get access to the books and information that they need,” said Matt Rosendahl, UMD library director.

Some of the banned books include the Harry Potter series and even religious texts like the Bible.

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