WASHINGTON, Sept. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27: LIBRARY CARD SIGN UP
Profile America — Tuesday, September 27th. Most of us take reading what we want to for granted but in much of the rest of the world, it's a different story. From its beginning, the U.S. has been a leader in protecting freedom of expression and access to the widest possible range of ideas. This concept is being reinforced by two current observances — Library Card Sign-Up Month, and Banned Books Week. Very few books are actually banned, but many are the subject of moves to restrict public access to them. Frequent targets include Mark Twain's "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn," "To Kill a Mocking Bird," by Harper Lee, and "Slaughterhouse Five," by Kurt Vonnegut. There are close to 17,000 public libraries across the country, and almost 21,000 book stores. You can find these and more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau, online at www.census.gov.
Sources: Chase's Calendar of Events 2011, p. 436, 478
Statistical Abstract of the United States 2011, t. 1151
Profile America is produced by the Public Information Office of the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on a monthly CD or on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for "Multimedia Gallery" by the "Newsroom" button).
SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau