Observant visitors to Tutt this week will notice robots hanging out on an easel in the lobby and adorning bookmarks available at the circulation desk. While one doesn't really need an excuse for robots, these robots in particular are helping to convey an important message: the crucial relationship between freedom to read, freedom of thought, and a free society.
In support of the right to choose books freely for ourselves, Tutt Library is once again observing Banned Books Week, an annual celebration of our right to access books without censorship. Since its inception in 1982, Banned Books Week has reminded us that while not every book is intended for every reader, each of us has the right to decide for ourselves what to read, listen to or view.
Have our robots sparked your curiosity? Then you may want to check out what the American Library Association has to say about Banned Books Week, read a banned book, or ask a Tutt librarian to help you investigate historical and modern-day censorship.