“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.” - from ALA's Banned Books Week page.
For more information on Banned Books Week, such as the frequently challenged YA titles from 2014-2015, videos, or cool images to put on your Facebook or Twitter accounts, check out the Banned Books Week website.
Don't forget to stop by the library during the week of Sept 27 to see our display and check out some “Banned Books”!
Check us out on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest throughout Banned Books Week for news stories, images, and more!!
* “Celebrating the Freedom to Read” banner courtesy of the American Library Association.