Banned Books Week 2020


Banned Books Week (September 27-October 3, 2020)

Join us in supporting the annual celebration of the freedom and right to read

Typically held during the last week of September each year, Banned Books Week highlights the importance of defending the freedom to read every day of the year as it spotlights current and historical attempts to censor books in libraries and schools. As stated on the American Library Association's (ALA) website, 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. By focusing on such efforts across the country to remove or restrict access to books, Banned Books Week draws national attention to the harms of censorship.

“Libraries should challenge censorship in the fulfillment of their responsibility to provide information and enlightenment.” Article III of the Library Bill of Rights

To learn more about the annual celebration of the freedom to read and to raise awareness of Banned Books Week check out the following resources: 

Here are some photos of past book displays celebrating Banned Books Week over the years at Henderson Libraries:

The Green Valley Library

James I. Gibson Library