Banned Books Week 2021


Banned Books Week 2021
September 26 - October 2

Join us in supporting the annual celebration of the freedom and right to read! Banned Books Week (held the last week of September) 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. Banned Books Week draws national attention to the harms of censorship by focusing on efforts across the country to remove or restrict access to books

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

To learn more about the annual celebration of the freedom to read and to raise awareness of banned books check out the following resources:

Book display celebrating Banned Books Week at the James I. Gibson Library