Saturday, September 24, 2011

Banned Books Week: Celebrating the Freedom to Read

Banned Books Week Read-Out

Banned Book Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read and the importance of the First Amendment.  Held during the last week of September since 1982, Banned Books Week not only encourages readers to examine challenged literary works but also highlights the benefits of free and open access to information while drawing attention to the harms of censorship by spotlighting actual or attempted bannings of books across the United States.

Come and check out a book from The Collinsville Library center's banned Book display on the main floor.

 Top Ten Challenged Books in 2010:

1) And Tango Makes Three, by Peter Parnell and Justin Richardson
 2) The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie
 3) Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley
 4) Crank, by Ellen Hopkins
 5) The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins
 6) Lush, by Natasha Friend
 7) What My Mother Doesn't Know, by Sonya Sones;
8) Nickel and Dimed, by Barbara Ehrenreich
 9) Revolutionary Voices, edited by Amy Sonnie
10) Twilight, by Stephenie Meyer

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Book Sale Next Week!

First Book Sale of a new Bi-monthly series...

The Friends of the Collinsville Library will be moving their once a year Book Sale to six times a year on the 4th Tuesday of the following months

September - November - January - March - May - July

First Sale is September 27, 2011
starting at 9:00am

the doors to the basement of the Collinsville Library will open for business
for this new sale. Books, Videos, CDs, audiobooks, LPs and all types of odds and ends will be set out for this one day only event.

Everything Must Go by the end of the day!

At 7:00pm for anyone who brings in a buck and a bag can take home as much as they can carry

until closing of the Library at 8:00pm.

SPOTLIGHT ON A LOCAL AUTHOR - H.C. Beckerr




HEART OF DARKNESS
     Here at the Collinsville Library Memorial Center we have a long history of proudly supporting local authors. Our shelves contain numerous works lovingly crafted right in the shadow of the Catsup Bottle.  The latest being “Hill of Great Darkness” by H.C. Beckerr.  Although the epic SCI-FI spirituality of Beckerr’s debut novel shows little concern for the pettiness of time and space, there is no denying this book's horseradish roots.  After all, that "hill" in the title is actually Cahokia Mounds. "Here I come, Collinsville. Let's find your dark little secret" declares the character Jessica Vandale.  Check out this book, and you too can find that secret.


Monday, September 19, 2011

Downloadable Audiobooks to your machines or ours!

Check out the new MP3 downloadable audiobook station across from the Main Desk at the Library. It has over 60 audiobooks on it and we are still loading... You can bring you own MP3 players in and download as many as it will hold or you can check out one of our MP3 players to take home and try out this new service