Banned Books

Free Banned Books

At a time when empathy is often in short supply and divisions, misperception and fears run deep, Yaddo is delighted to support the establishment of a Little Free Library for banned books in Caffé Lena’s courtyard in partnership with the New York State Writers Institute, League of Women Voters and a growing list of supporters.

Since our founding, Yaddo has acknowledged intellectual and creative freedom as the bedrock of a vibrant society. Books are supposed to challenge us, to take us into other worlds, to make us go, Huh, I never thought of that! For children, teens and adults alike, age-appropriate books give us a portal to a wider world. More than that, without imagination, the very idea of democracy is at risk.

Join us for a ribbon-cutting, with live music and readings, on Wednesday, August 24, 7 p.m. The price of admission is a banned book! Please bring one with you for the Little Free Library.


Aug 24 2022


7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Caffe Lena
47 Phila Street, Saratoga Springs, NY US
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1 thought on “Free Banned Books”

  1. Mark-Allen B. Mitchell

    This seems ill conceived. Nothing wong with being against the banning of books, in general. But exposing our kids to gender issues in a manner that is grooming them for certain sexual behaviors and preferences is unacceptable exploitation, abusive, and misguided. Please don’t misuse the concept of book banning as the “sheep’s clothing for this “wolf.”

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