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Banned Book Story Time

Banned Book Story Time

Date: Tuesday, October 3, 2023 Time: 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Ages: Ages 5-11 Cost: Free
Location: Charlotte Museum of History

What do the Harry Potter series, Captain Underpants, A Wrinkle in Time, and the Goosebumps series all have in common? They are on the top list of the most frequently banned books in America. We're hosting this program in honor of National Banned Books Week where we'll discuss book banning and the dangers of censorship for elementary schoolers (ages 5-11), all through a game of BINGO with small prizes for participants (while supplies last).

About Banned Book Story Time

Censorship of information in public libraries and schools has become a hot topic for debate in recent months. While we haven’t yet had to implement these ‘book bans,’ here in Charlotte, we are certainly witnessing a significant moment in our country’s history as lengthy lists of accredited authors and titles are prohibited from public and educational spaces. The Charlotte Mecklenburg Library and Charlotte Museum of History have partnered to bring these beloved and incredibly important stories to readers of all levels in the Charlotte community: introducing Banned Book Story Time!

Join us as for one “banned” title a month and share in the magic of storytelling. Learn about key moments in our history, expose your young readers to new perspectives, encourage creativity and imagination, and excite their love of reading!

Each program will differ in theme so there is always something new and exciting to look forward to. All programs will include an interactive ‘banned book’ story time session with a Charlotte Mecklenburg Library representative, and a supplementary activity to reinforce that month’s theme. Let’s put an end to censorship by celebrating the many stories, people, cultures, and perspectives that make up our diverse Charlotte community (and beyond!).

For more information on Banned Book Story Time, please contact Mea Agazio, Education & Engagement Manager, at

To learn more about Charlotte Mecklenburg Library, please visit

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