When Wilmette librarian Carly Stauss was in the sixth grade, her class read Christopher Paul Curtis’s The Watson’s Go to Birmingham. She recounts, “We were always excited when the teacher handed out new books for us to read, but this time was different.
"Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Banned Books Week was launched in 1982 in response to a sudden surge in the number of challenges to books in schools, bookstores and libraries.
This weekend is Wilmette's big event to celebrate our 150th anniversary! This year, the Village is commemorating this important anniversary with a block party in downtown Wilmette with music, food, performances, and kids activities.