It's a great way to pass the time and read some good books. A new display at the Marathon County Public Library is showing off books that weren't always on the shelves.
This week, libraries and bookstores across the country proudly displayed controversial and unorthodox books as a way of drawing attention to the issue of censorship. Although people may try to ban books for a variety of different reasons, including language, sexual content and racism, the people at the Marathon County Public Library said they will continue to provide access to the contested books.
"A lot of the books that are banned are because people want to try to protect kids," said library assistant, Amy Ryan, "but what they're really doing is taking that decision away from kids and parents. They are taking that ability to determine if its appropriate for those students specifically or not."
The Marathon County Public Library has never banned any books, Amy said she's seen one film challenged due to racy material, but it was not banned.
This year's most challenged books include "Captain Underpants", "Thirteen Reasons" and "Fifty Shade of Grey".
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