September 24 through October 1
The library will be having a READ OUT of Banned Books in the Free Speech Area.
If it rains, the event will be moved indoors to the Library Commons area.
The American Library Association is hosting a Virtual Read Out this year. To watch videos of authors whose books have been banned, go to their youtube channel. Here's a video of Jay Asher, author of Thirteen Reasons Why talking about the value of books:
Tuesday, September 27, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Wednesday, September 28, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Free Speech Area
Some examples of Banned Books:
Stop by our table in the Free Speech area to pick up a sticker or bookmark and read from a Banned Book.
Stop by the library to check out our displays of Banned Books. You can ask at a desk to find out why a particular book was banned.
This list (pdf document) is the list compiled by the American Library Association of books that have been challenged, restricted, removed or banned from May 2010 - May 2011. See the current list.
This list is the list of most frequently challenged books from 2009.
Check out the American Library Association's Banned Books Week website for more information.