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July 28, 2011

Utah Session Laws online

Pioneer Session Laws.bmpUtah Session Laws from 1851 to present are now available online through Pioneer, the online library available from the Utah State Library. This database is available to all Utah residents with a library card or an access code provided by a local library.

When you login, you can browse the laws by year or search by keyword. You can print laws or download them to your computer or flash drive.

Have questions about how to research Utah laws? Contact us or visit us in person.

September 24, 2010

Banned Books Week 2010

BBW_Web_Badge_80.jpgSeptember 25 - October 2 is Banned Books Week, an annual event celebrating the freedom to read and the importance of the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.

Among the books challenged or banned in 2009-2010: Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl, the Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary, the Twilight Series, and To Kill a Mockingbird.

The First Amendment states:

"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances."

September 28, 2009

Banned Books Week 2009

Banned Books Week, held the last week of September, highlights books that have been banned or challenged in libraries. Each year during Banned Books Week, the American Library Association and other supporting organizations promote the freedom to read and celebrate the freedoms found in the First Amendment.

The First Amendment states: "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances."

To Kill a Mockingbird
- a Depression-era story in which lawyer Atticus Finch plays a pivotal role - was last challenged in 2007.