Library celebrates banned book week

October 2, 2012 Latest Print Print

The OCCC library is participating in Banned Book Week Oct. 1 through Oct. 5. Banned Book Week is an annual event which is dedicated to celebrating the freedom to read, Reference Librarian Rachel Butler said.

In celebration, the library has made available a daily email that includes the title of a banned book in each email, including why it was banned. The email also includes an excerpt from the individual book, along with information about how to find the book, Butler said.

Signing up for the “A Banned Book A Day” is easy and can be done by simply going online to the signup page.


“The Library has a display table set up on the first floor of the Library, near the Circulation Desk, with various banned and or challenged titles,” Butler said. “Come by to browse and check out the titles and the reasons why they were challenged and banned!”

For more information, email Rachel Butler at, or call 405-682-1611, ext. 7643.

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