Juneteenth Closure

The library will be closed Wednesday, June 19, for Juneteenth. We'll reopen at 10 am on Thursday, June 20.

Banned Books Week October 1st-7th

MRSPL Reads Freely

When we ban books, we're closing off readers to people, places, and perspectives. But when we stand up for stories, we unleash the power that lies inside every book. We liberate the array of voices that need to be heard and the scenes that need to be seen. Let freedom read!

Banned Books Week draws national attention to the harms of censorship. MRSPL supports your right to read freely.

About Book Bans and Challenges

Books are still being banned and challenged today. A challenge is an attempt to remove or restrict materials, based upon the objections of a person or group. A banning is the removal of those materials.

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.

To learn more, visit ALA.org


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