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red orange yellow flames with banned books
Sheryn Morris, September 22, 2022

Over the centuries, various forms of expression have been banned or destroyed, and their creators have been censored, imprisoned, tortured, killed, exiled.


yellow banner with a blue fist in the air behind an open book
Kadie Seitz, May 14, 2022

Here at the library, we closely follow stories of books being banned or challenged throughout the country.


collage of this years banned books titles
Tina Lerno, September 28, 2021

Banned Books Week (September 26-October 2, 2021) is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Typically held during the last week of September, it spotlights current and historical attempts to censor books in libraries and schools.


6 banned books and banned books week logo
Elizabeth Graney, September 25, 2021

Every year during the last week of September, the American Library Association and libraries everywhere celebrate Banned Books Week. Banned Books Week promotes freedom of expression, freedom of access to information, and the freedom to read.


red orange yellow flames with banned books
Sheryn Morris, September 27, 2020

Over the centuries, various forms of expression have been banned or destroyed, and their creators have been censored, imprisoned, tortured, killed, exiled.


red orange yellow flames with banned books
Sheryn Morris, September 21, 2019

Over the centuries, various forms of expression have been banned or destroyed, and their creators have been censored, imprisoned, tortured, killed, exiled.


red orange yellow flames with banned books
Sheryn Morris, September 26, 2018

During Banned Books Week we celebrate freedom of speech and freedom to read. Over the years books, paintings, and movies have been banned, and their creators have been imprisoned, tortured, or exiled in attempting to silence or obliterate them.


photograph of several piles of books with two chains across them. in the foreground there is a small illustration of a girl reading a book with her fist raised in the air.
Christa Deitrick, September 22, 2017

Human nature is a funny thing. If you tell someone they can't do something, they want to do it more. This is especially true when it comes to banned books.


Semana de los Libros Prohibidos
Lupita Leyva, September 28, 2016

Esta semana en bibliotecas y librerías a través del país celebramos los libros prohibidos. ¿Por qué celebramos libros prohibidos?


Illustration shows a person reading a book with their fist up
Elizabeth Graney, September 25, 2016

"Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read and the importance of the First Ammendment.


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