This Week is Banned Books Week!

by Elizabeth on September 27, 2010 · 1 comment

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September 26-October 2 is the annual Banned Books Week. Banned Books Week (BBW) is a week-long celebration of the fact that we have the freedom to read whatever we want! It also puts an emphasis on the importance of the First Amendment. “Held during the last week of September, Banned Books Week highlights the benefits of free and open access to information while drawing attention to the harms of censorship by spotlighting actual or attempted bannings of books across the United States.” (ALA)

This week I will be spotlighting what librarians can do to celebrate banned books and intellectual freedom. Banned Books Week is one the biggest events a librarian (especially public and school librarians) take part in every year. Get excited for Banned Books Week and don’t forget, READ BANNED BOOKS!!

For more information on Banned Books Week, check out and

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1 Krystal Lee September 28, 2010 at 12:51 am

good post! my boyfriend works in his family's independent book store in australia, so i understand the concept of making these things available and celebrating them! i really liked this post, thank you 🙂



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