Banned Books Week is an annual event held during the last week of
September; this year it is being held from September 22 thru September 28, 2013.
It celebrates the First Amendment and the freedom to read, while highlighting the benefits of free and open access to information. Banned Books Week draws attention to censorship and displays attempted and actual banned books in the United States.
“Intellectual freedom—the freedom to access information and express ideas, even if the information and ideas might be considered unorthodox or unpopular—provides the foundation for Banned Books Week. BBW stresses the importance of ensuring the availability of unorthodox or unpopular viewpoints for all who wish to read and access them.” – American Library AssociationFor more information on Banned Books Week check out ALA’s website.Start Date: 9/25/2013 3:30 pm
Alexandria Chisholm 610-568-1534 or Ginger Mickey 610-796-8355
Please sign up to read an excerpt from your favorite banned book in celebration of our freedom to read.