Banned Books Week


What are bannedFree Your Mind: Read a Banned Book and challenged books? What are the silliest reasons people challenge books? What were the most banned books in the U.S. last year? (Hint: You’ve read at least one.) Explore these questions and more on our Banned Books LibGuide.

Check a book out of our “books in jail” display and celebrate your freedom to read! Only you (with help from your parents) can decide what you’re “allowed” to read.



Author visit TODAY: Laini Taylor


Laini Taylor is coming to Dana TODAY! She’s the author of:

Dreamdark: BlackbringerDreamdark: SilksingerLips Touch: Three TimesDaughter of Smoke and Bone

Click each book for more information, and click Laini’s picture for her blog. She’ll be signing books in Common Ground during lunch (11:30-12:30), giving a casual presentation in Common Ground 12:30-1, and speaking to the Middle School 2:30-3:30.

Daughter of Smoke and Bone, her newest book, is one of the best things I’ve read in years. No joke, do not miss this book.

Alexis C. published on “This I Believe”


Library page Alexis C. ’13 wrote an essay called “Caring More,” which was accepted for publication on the “This I Believe” website. Here’s a taste of Alexis’s wise words:

A name represents so many things for different people; it can represent a person’s cultural background, a person’s characteristics and even the identity of a person. When you address someone by their name you care more, and you are essentially telling that person, I respect you and your differences.