Banned Book Story Time
Join the Charlotte Museum of History and Charlotte Mecklenburg Library for November's Banned Book Story Time! We will be reading The Family Book by Todd Parr, discussing in early preschool terms why it has been banned and challenged, and doing a craft activity of elephant family handprints!
This program is best suited for young children (ages 3-5) and family audiences. The craft activity will be available to all program participants while supplies last.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
To learn more about Charlotte Mecklenburg Library, please visit www.cmlibrary.org.