Banned Books Week 2016” by Charles Hackley

August 31, 2017; Washington Post

Most know the last week in September best as bringing the start of autumn. However, for book lovers and First Amendment aficionados, it’s also the time for the national weeklong celebration of books that have been banned. In Washington, D.C., home to the world’s largest library, the Library of Congress, the District’s public library system is planning an eye-opening treat for interested residents.

The Public Library Foundation, the library’s fundraising arm, hid 600 copies of six books—The Giver,