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Celebrating the Freedom to Read at the Saginaw Texas Public Library

During the week of September 22-28, the Saginaw Public Library, the American Library Association, and hundreds of other libraries nationwide will be celebrating the freedom to read by inviting their communities to read banned or challenged books.

Many banned and challenged books are classics today including The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Lord of the Flies, and more current popular children’s books like Harry Potter.

The community is also invited to watch movies based on banned or challenged books at the Saginaw Library and enjoy some free popcorn. Movie dates are set for: Tuesday, Sept. 24 from at 11am (bring your sack lunch), Wednesday, Sept. 25 at 4pm, Thursday, Sept. 26 at 5pm, Friday, Sept. 27 at 4pm, and Saturday, Sept. 28 at 1pm.

Patrons who read a banned or challenged book will receive a free book, they can put their name in for a drawing for a gift card, and have the option to record their self with one of the library's flip cameras and post their video onto the American Library Association's Banned Books Week Virtual Read Out on YouTube.com.

This year’s sponsor for the Library is Half Price Books who has graciously donated over 100 books for all ages to the Library to give away as incentive prizes along with five $5.00 gift cards as grand prizes.

For more information, visit the Library at 355 W. McLeroy Blvd., call 817.230.0300 ext. 4, or check out at www.saginawlibrarytexas.org.