Banned Books Week


Banned Books Week: Celebrating the Freedom To Read

September 22-28, 2013

In 1982, Banned Books Week was created in response to the increase of challenges to books in schools, bookstores and libraries. In the past 31 years, over 11,300 books have been challenged.

“Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. 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.” –

Check out some the banned books we have at Waterfield Library!


For more information about Banned Books Week, visit


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