To Kill a Mockingbird and The Color Purple have been banned in some places, and this year add the Harry Potter series to the list. This is Banned Books Week, and Tyler is part of the push to keep those books available and accessible.
Sometimes books like "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn," "The Catcher in the Rye," and "To Kill a Mockingbird" are banned from curriculums and school libraries because of challenges made by parents or administrators. Those books and others are being celebrated this week in Tyler.
If you haven't been to the Tyler Public Library lately, here's some incentive to head that way. There's a big advantage to growing up around books, and it sticks with us for life. But is it the tangible copies or the digital ones?
If you're not using the Tyler Public Library or any of the local libraries around East Texas on a regular basis you're totally missing out.
These are great resources that are free! Check out these 5 reasons why the library is awesome.