Almost every day around the country someone challenges a book and asks that it be removed from the shelf of a public or school library. Because of that, librarians, teachers, booksellers and others band together each year to draw attention to Banned Book Week. This year’s commemoration runs from September 30 to October 6 with the theme, “Thirty years of Liberating Literature.” Some of the books that were challenged in 2011 include To Kill A Mockingbird and The Hunger Games trilogy. For more information on Banned Books Week, please visit www.ala.org/advocacy/banned/bannedbooksweek. This year, Peoria Public Library invites all readers ages Kindergarten to adult to celebrate Banned Books Week by making a trailer of any banned or challenged book or watching movies based on a challenged book daily during Banned Books Week.
Tuesday, October 2 through Friday, October 5 “Watch a Banned Book.” Then read the book and compare – was the book better or the movie? Do you agree with the “banning?” All movies are free and shown at 3:00 p.m. at Peoria Public Library Main Auditorium and light refreshment will be served.
· Tuesday, October 2 – Bridge to Terabithia (PG) based on the book by Katherine Paterson
· Wednesday, October 3 – Da Vinci Code (PG13) based on the book by Dan Brown
· Thursday, October 4 – To Kill a Mockingbird (NR) based on the book by Harper Lee
· Friday, October 5 – How to Eat Fried Worms (PG) based on the book by Thomas Rockwell
To enter the Banned Book Week Trailer contest, make a trailer for any book that has been banned or frequently challenged. For a list of books visit http://www.ala.org/advocacy/banned/frequentlychallenged. You can view frequently challenged books by author, year, and decade.
1. All submissions must be your own original work.
2. All videos should be between 45 seconds to 2 minutes.
3. Feel free to be as creative as you like. You may use pictures, graphics, animation, dolls, toys, your friends, family, whatever and whomever you want to make your trailer as long as it is your original work.
4. You may use music in your trailer, but the library is not responsible for the illegal use of any copyrighted music. To use music legally you may browse websites such as www.royaltyfreemusic.com and www.audiomicro.com/royalty-free-music/.
5. To submit your entry, upload the video to www.youtube.com and use the tag PPL Banned Books Trailer Contest. After your video is uploaded, e-mail your entry to email@example.com
After judging takes place a link to all entries will be placed on www.peoriapubliclibrary.org and on our Facebook page.Prizes will be awarded for the following age groups: Grades K-4, Grades 5-8,Grades 9-12 andAdults (anyone who is out of high school)
A group of Peoria Public Library employees will watch all videos and vote on their favorite in each category. Winners will be notified the next week. Start working on your entry today