Posted by: haggertylibrary | September 28, 2015

It’s Banned Books Week!

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Welcome to Banned Books Week, the annual celebration of the freedom to read!

Banned Books Week 2015 runs from September 27-October 3, and is sponsored by the American Library Association, the American Booksellers Association, and the National Coalition Against Censorship, among others. Find more sponsors and general banned book info here.

Search banned titles in Haggerty Library’s WorldCat or stop by your local library branch or bookstore to explore.

To watch videos from, or participate in the Virtual Read-Out annual tradition, click here.

View the 30 Years of Liberating Literature timeline.

Find out which titles get banned or challenged, and why from the American Library Association.

And follow our in-depth look at the top 5 banned titles this week on our blog. Read a banned book! You likely already have.

Banned Books Week events:

#bannedbooksweek

http://www.ala.org/bbooks/bannedbooksweek/events

2015 and other lists of Banned and Challenged Books:

http://www.ala.org/bbooks/frequentlychallengedbooks

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