We hope that you are enjoying this chance to connect with family and friends.
The Resnick Library will close at 5pm on Tuesday November 24th and REMAIN CLOSED until Sunday November 29th at 6pm.
Wednesday – Saturday: Closed
Monday November 30th, resume normal hours at 7:30am
Resnick Library is CLOSED this evening, Tuesday, November 10th, due to a power outage on campus and in the immediate area. As long as power has been restored, the library will reopen at its regularly scheduled time at 7:30 am on Wednesday, November 11th.
Weeks 7-14, Oct. 14— Dec. 5
Mon-Thu 7:30 am—12 midnight
Fri 7:30 am—8 pm
Sat 12 noon—5 pm
Sun 12 noon—12 midnight
Week 15 + Finals Week
Special Hours Will Be Posted
Closed During Breaks:
Nov 25-28 (Wed-Sat)
Close Tue Nov 24 @ 5pm
Reopen Sun Nov 29, 6pm-12midnight
It’s Banned Books Week! (Sept. 27th – Oct. 3rd)
Do you know what this week is all about? Every year around the country, and the world for that matter, books are challenged at public and school libraries by someone who wants to restrict access to the books for everyone. Most book challenges are aimed at young adult and children’s books, because a parent/grandparent/clergyman/concerned citizen feels that the content of the book is inappropriate for some reason or another.
Every year since 1982 the American Library Association (ALA) and others have sponsored Banned Books Week, where we celebrate the right to read and the right to choose what we read freely. Events are sponsored at all sorts of libraries and book stores around the country.
This year, Banned Books Week is focusing on Young Adult literature, which is often one of the most challenged genre of books. Many of our favorites have been challenged over the years. Some of these include To Kill a Mockingbird, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, The Harry Potter series, the Divergent Series, and even The Lord of the Rings. Reasoning for challenging these books ranges and includes things such as violence, language, religious beliefs, and sexual content.
To learn more about Banned Books Week, and and more about the fight to preserve YOUR right to read, check out ALA’s website: http://www.ala.org/bbooks/banned.
Stop by the Resnick Library this week and check out a banned book to read, or just explore our display and participate in our interactive Banned Books Week programs. We will also be having a discussion with a screening of Harry Potter and Sorcerer’s Stone to follow on Monday Sept. 28th at 5:30 in the Okun Theatre.