Just doing a little banned book week prep. These classics are always checked out so raiding my personal library for a program.
I’m taking copies of sections of 10 banned and well-known books (mostly YA and some classics like these) and shredding them. I’m putting the shredded books in freezer bags, numbering them, and hanging them with clips and push pins on one of the walls in the Teen Zone. It will be appropriately decorated with caution tape and fun banned book week related signs. Teens can match up the shredded books with their covers on a handout and turn them in for a chance to win a prize.
I tested this kind of passive programming out this summer and it was a hit. (I wrote a bit about the “book in a jar” here.) This time, no books will be hurt in the execution of the program. I was surprised how people reacted to me shredding my actual copy of a Harry Potter book even though it was already completely destroyed.
Just thought I’d share this now even though I don’t have cool photos of the complete set up in case someone else wants to try out the idea. (I always see cool stuff other awesome librarians are doing and am like, “I hope I can remember this for next year…”)