It is “Banned Books Week” in America, which apparently means it is time for libraries to promote books that contain pornographic images and text aimed at children.
The Des Moines Public Library highlighted the week in its newsletter on Monday.
“The Des Moines Public Library is spending the week celebrating the freedom to read and educating the public on the harms censorship can inflict in our communities,” it said. “This week we are excited to unveil our brand-new, limited-edition ‘I Read Banned Books’ library card. We are partnering with Raygun to sell ‘I Read Banned Books’ t-shirts and stickers.”
All week there will be updates on the library’s social media accounts and to their fancy website. The libraries will offer information on the history of banned books in America, which books are currently facing the most challenges in public and school libraries and explain why “free and easy access” to information in all forms is “an important part of a functioning society.”