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Ever wondered what it’s really like in a prison library? Join the Special Libraries Association for a fascinating tour of the Butner Prison Library on Friday, April 13 at 2pm. This is a wonderful opportunity to gain a unique perspective on the essential work prison librarians provide.

Banned books in North Carolina prisons include well-known titles such as I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou, The Color Purple by Alice Walker, Marvel’s The Avengers, and Webster’s Large Print Dictionary (we’re REALLY scratching our heads over that one). We will learn more about why books are banned, and hear the librarian’s point of view on providing essential services to inmates. Read the full list of banned books here.

If you’re interested in attending the tour, just email Caitlin Rivas ( Transportation will be provided.

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