Banned Books Week: Celebrating the Freedom to Read, September 22-28

Banned Books Week is an annual celebration of the freedom to read. It brings together the entire book community in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular.

In addition to exhibits, the Library will be participating in a national Virtual Read-Out. Members of the campus community are invited to participate in the Read-Out.  Video equipment and banned/challenged books will be set up in the Browsing Books area on the second floor on

Tuesday, September 24 and Thursday, September 26
11:00 am – 1:00 pm & 4:00-6:00 pm


Each reader has two choices:

1) Reading from a banned or challenged book and talking about where and why it was banned or challenged for no more than three minutes. The reader may also add a comment about why (s)he believes the book is important.

or

2) Choose a favorite banned/challenged book and discuss what the book meant to her/him and how (s)he would feel if someone prevented him/her from reading it. The discussion should be no longer than three minutes.

The videos will be sent to the American Library Association to be featured on a dedicated YouTube channel. (http://bannedbooksweek.org/virtualreadout).

For more information go to http://www.bannedbooksweek.org/ .

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