Staff at the Newport Public Library is excited to announce that the Library is celebrating Banned Books Week! Banned Books Week takes place from September 18-24, 2022. The theme of Banned Books Week 2022 is “Books Unite Us, Censorship Divides Us.” As part of our efforts to celebrate, the Newport Public Library will host Banned Books Trivia on Tuesday, September 20th from 5:30-7:30 pm at Bier One, 255 SW 9th Street Newport, OR 97365. Put together a team or join a team or play trivia on your own. There will be prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.
Banned Books Trivia is free, open to the public and proudly sponsored by the Newport Public Library Foundation, Newport Public Library, and Bier One. September is Library Card Sign-up Month, when libraries nationwide join the American Library Association (ALA) to remind parents, caregivers, and students that signing up for a library card is the first step on the path to academic achievement and lifelong learning.
Libraries play a crucial role in the education and development of children, offering a variety of programs to spark creativity and stimulate an interest in reading and learning. Through access to technology, media resources and educational programs, a library card gives students the tools to succeed in the classroom and provides people of all ages and opportunities to pursue their dreams, explore new passions and interests, and find their voice.
At the Newport Public Library, patrons of all ages can find a variety of educational resources and activities, including Banned Books Jeopardy, Banned Books Tiny Art Show, Banned Books Library Card Design Contest, Spanish Movie Night, 2022 Newport Public Library Summer Music Series, and much more.
“Libraries play an important role in the education and development of children,” says Laura Kimberly, Newport Public Library Director. “We have library programs that serve students of all ages and backgrounds such as Teen Third Thursday, a variety of storytime programs, First Friday Family Legos, Fourth Friday Family Loteria, author talks, and much more.
This year, Tony Award-winning performer, actress, singer-songwriter, and philanthropist Idina Menzel (Frozen, Wicked) and her sister, author and educator Cara Mentzel, will serve as honorary chairs of Library Card Sign-Up Month. Idina and Cara are excited to remind everyone that one of the best places to find your voice is at the library. During Library Card Sign-Up Month, they want us to explore all the library has to offer, like new children’s books, access to technology, and educational programming.
The Newport Public Library, along with libraries everywhere, continue to adapt and expand services to meet the evolving community needs. To sign up for a library card or to learn more about the library’s resources and programs, please visit http://www.newportpubliclibrary.org/ or call 541-265-2153.