The Carlisle Public Library will kick of its annual banned book week on Sept. 23.

"Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read," according to the American Library Association. "It highlights the value of free and open access to information. Banned Books Week brings together the entire book community –- librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types — in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular."

Stop by the Carlisle Public Library to see their displays Monday, Sept. 23, through Friday, Sept. 27, and to celebrate your freedom to read. Branch Manager Ward says "You may be surprised to read why some of your favorite books have been banned or challenged"

The Carlisle Public Library is located at 105 E. 5th Street.