LEXINGTON Ky. (FOX 56) — Popular books like “1984” by George Orwell have been challenged by libraries and school boards nationwide, leading to some titles being banned in some libraries. The Lexington Public Library is working to bring attention to the issue.
Sept. 18 through 24 is “Banned Books Week”, which brings attention to books that have been deemed controversial because of content such as religion, race, sexuality, and witchcraft. These books are often pulled from library shelves or removed from the school curriculum.
Through “Banned Books Week”, people are encouraged to stop by any branch of the Lexington Public Library and take selfies with their favorite banned books and tag the library using #bannedbooksweek and #LPLreads.