Banned Books Week

    Banned Book Weeks 2016

    Banned Books Week 2018 is September 23 to 29.

    ABFE is a sponsor and advocate for Banned Books Week, which celebrates the freedom to read by encouraging readouts, bookstore displays, and community activities designed to raise awareness of the ongoing threat of censorship. Held during the last week of September, it highlights the value of free and open access to information. 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. More than 11,300 books have been challenged since 1982, according to the American Library Association.

    The Banned Books Week website is the hub for information about how individuals and institutions can become involved in celebrating this important event. It also includes resources and activities provided by event sponsors.

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    Here is a link to the Facebook album of photos from Banned Books Week displays.

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