Leetonia Library shows off banned books

LEETONIA, Ohio (WKBN) – The Leetonia Library is celebrating the right to read.

People stopped by Tuesday to read books that were once banned.

Titles patrons may recognize include “The Hunger Games” and the “Kite Runner.”

“The Hunger Games book. A lot of people don’t want others to read it because of the violence in it, but it’s an intricate part of the story. Without the violence, you wouldn’t have the story,” Leetonia Library Director Lisa Rohrbaugh said.

Every book that is checked out comes with a raffle ticket.

A winner will be chosen every day during the last week in September.

“Working in public libraries, we enjoy not censoring anybody’s reading tastes. You can read whatever you like. No matter how old you are, you can go into any department,” Rohrbaugh said.

 

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