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Mt. Prospect Library marks Banned Books Week

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Submitted by the Mount Prospect Public Library

The Mount Prospect Public Library is encouraging residents to "check out a book someone else doesn't think you should read." The library is celebrating 30 years of liberating literature during Banned Books Week, ongoing now through Oct. 5. Every year hundreds of requests are made to remove books from the shelves of libraries because some do not like the opinions expressed. Intellectual freedom -- the freedom to access information and express ideas, even if the information and ideas might be considered unorthodox or unpopular -- is one of America's founding principles and the First Amendment right. The library encourages people to protect their rights to make their own choices and check out a book someone else doesn't think they should read. For more information, call (847) 253-5675.