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Your Teen Can Read Banned Books From The Brooklyn Library For Free. Here’s How.

I have raised my kids to believe that reading is their “Super Power.”

It is where they gain their knowledge, where they learn to think critically, where they learn it is okay to disagree with a piece of literature while still respecting it for the art form that it is.

Are there some books that I think need to be deemed somewhat age appropriate for the reader? Sure.

But, do I think books should be outright banned? No. Nope. Not at all.

There is one library in Brooklyn that agrees with me on the subject of banned books.

They have implemented a program called Books Unbanned, and instead of hiding banned books away, they encourage teens to read. Read all the books — including the banned ones.

Brooklyn Public Library joins those fighting for the rights of teens nationwide to read what they like, discover themselves, and form their own opinions.

Bklyn Public Library

This program is in direct response to the increased plight of some entities to ban certain books or certain topics in books.

The Brooklyn Library is combating this initiative to ban books by offering up these books free of charge to all teens via their eBook collection using an eCard.

Yes, I said ALL TEENS — not just the ones who live in Brooklyn.

We invite individuals ages 13-21 to apply for a free BPL eCard, providing access to our full eBook collection as well as our learning databases. 

Bklyn Public Library

The Brooklyn Library also has an entire website dedicated to all things banned books — including the 10 most banned books, the Library Bill of Rights, and information on how to get involved.

I don’t know about you, but those are the 10 books I want to immediately read!

For more information on the Books Unbanned program at the Brooklyn library, you can go HERE. Or, you can use the QR code below.

By the way, if you really want to get into reading banned books, check out your local bookstore. Some of them even have banned book tables, where you can purchase these controversial books.