Banned Books Week

2014

It's Banned Books Week! Stop by the library to see our quote of the day and guess which frequently challenged book the line belongs in. Guess correctly, and you get a treat! You can use any means necessary (OK, Google...) to find the answer!


And, check out the Banned Books display in the library. Have you read any of the books that have been banned or challenged across the country? Tell us which books you have read here!

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Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Typically held during the last week of September, 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.

Why do we celebrate Banned Books Week anyway?

Check out the Haiku Deck below to learn more. BannedBooksWeek.org and ala.org/bbooks are also great resources.

This bibliography represents books challenged, restricted, removed, or banned in 2013 and 2014 as reported in the Newsletter on Intellectual Freedom from May 2013 to March 2014.


What is the difference between a book challenge or banning a book?

What does Matt Groening, creator of "The Simpsons" have to say about book banning?

Find out here.