Next Week Is Banned Books Week

It’s that time of the year again! Banned Books Week arrives next week on September 23rd to the 29th. The annual event celebrating the freedom to read highlights the value of free and open access to information. This year’s theme ““Banning Books Silences Stories,” focuses on speaking out against censorship.

Around the country libraries, groups, and individuals in the community will host events so check out your local library to learn more. You can visit the Banned Books Week website to access more resources.

Banned Books Week Infographic

As Banned Books Week continues, here’s an infographic created by Ala.org that features information that was originally published during National Library Week in the State of America’s Libraries Report 2017

Banned Books Week Video: The Top Ten Challenged Books of 2016

It’s that time of year again to celebrate Banned Books Week and to defend our right to read. If you think books aren’t banned today, well you’re in for an awakening. Here’s a video compiled by the American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) of the Top Ten Challenged Books of 2016.

 

Banned Books Week 2016 Begins This Sunday

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September 25 through October 1st marks this year’s Banned Books Week. The yearly event celebrates the freedom to read and this year’s theme is “Celebrating Diversity.”  There are many events being held nationwide, libraries are also setting up displays and you too can join in and participate in your own way.  Visit the following sites to learn more and access resources:

The official Banned Books Week website: 

BannedBooksWeek.org

The American Library Association:

ALA.org

Comic Book Legal Defense Fund:

cbldf.org

The official We Need Diverse Books website:

weneeddiversebooks.org

Stayed tuned here for Banned Books Week posts.

Until then stay safe and enjoy the weekend.