On display this month at the Bolton Free Library is an provocative exhibit put together by the Long Island Coalition Against Censorship. The Long Island Coalition Against Censorship is an association of educational and community organizations which have joined together to oppose censorship and to defend the rights of free speech and free press as guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution's First Amendment.
Censorship in Schools and Libraries is an illustrated journal display that documents the challenges to freedom of expression in the United States during the past 100 years. This exhibit presents 32 cases of censorship each accompanied with an illustration. Included are descriptions of the censorship of various books including Catcher in the Rye, the novels by Judy Blume and the popular Harry Potter series. U.S. Supreme Court and lower court decisions regarding censorship are also details. The Censorship in Schools and Libraries exhibit will be on display locally until March 26.
The library's Board of Trustees will have their monthly meeting on Wednesday March 24 at 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend.