Banned Books Week 2019

What is Banned Books Week?

From the Banned Books Week website:

"Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Banned Books Week was launched in 1982 in response to a sudden surge in the number of challenges to books in schools, bookstores and libraries. 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."

The Top 11 Challenged Books of 2018

View the list here or watch the video below!

Participate in Banned Books Week

While the library may not be having a Banned Books Week display this year, we encourage our patrons to research and explore more about banned and challenged books. What books have been challenged the most? What books have been challenged in previous years? How many banned or challenged books have you read? What are common themes or reasons why books are challenged?

More Information & Resources

For more information about Banned Books Week visit:

When: 
Sunday, September 22, 2019 (All day) to Saturday, September 28, 2019 (All day)