Library celebrates Banned Book Week

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IRON MOUNTAIN, Mich. (WLUC) - This week is national Banned Book Week and the Dickinson County Library is raising awareness. Certain books have banned across the country for many reasons, some being it contains magic or conflicting religious beliefs.

This week is dedicated to celebrating those books and to raising awareness that reading censorship is happening in the US.

"Different libraries and school systems will ban certain books,” Crystal Jacklovitz with the Dickinson County Library said. “A lot of books will get banned for magic, especially like in more religious areas of the country so down in the south a lot books will get banned. We don't want censorship of books, we want that artwork and that frame of knowledge to keep continuing."

The library hosted an event Tuesday morning where they read some of those banned books to local children.

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