BPL announced yesterday it's expanding access to its growing online catalog of ebooks and audio nationwide, joining libraries in Brooklyn and Seattle in an effort to fight censorship and let people between 13 and 26 read and listen to books that offend their elders in power.
In a statement, BPL President David Leonard said:
As we head into Banned Books Week, an annual event that highlights the value of free and open access to information, we are proud to stand with the Brooklyn Public Library and Seattle Public Library to uphold intellectual freedom and the right to read. By joining this initiative, we embrace the opportunity to champion the principle of access for individuals across the nation who face limitations in reaching content and are unable to advocate for themselves.
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