Brooklyn Public Library Combats Book Bans with Nationwide Access for Kids

BARUCH COLLEGE–To combat what can be interpreted as growing literary censorship across the United States, the Brooklyn Public Library has launched a campaign called “Books UnBanned,” allowing children between the ages of 13 to 21 to apply for a digital library card.

The campaign’s mission is to aid teens who have been negatively affected by the alarming trend of increased censorship and book banning happening across the nation.

According to a press release provided by the Brooklyn Public Library, the digital library cards will be good for approximately one year. The eCards will supply teens with access to 350,000 eBooks, 200,000 audiobooks and over 100 databases.