What is Banned Books Week?
From the American Library Association (ALA):
"Banned Books Week (BBW) is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read and the importance of the First Amendment. Held during the last week of September, Banned Books Week highlights the benefits of free and open access to information while drawing attention to the harms of censorship by spotlighting actual or attempted bannings of books across the United States."
Badge courtesy of ALA.
Virtual Read Outs
From the American Library Association: "For the second year in a row, readers from across the country and around the world will be able to participate virtually in the 30th anniversary celebration of Banned Books Week, Sept. 30 – Oct.6. Participants may proclaim the importance of the freedom to read by posting videos that will be featured on a dedicated YouTube channel."
Want to participate in the Muntz Library's virtual read-out? Find us on campus! We'll be in the UC from 11am-1pm October 1-5 with a cart of banned books (or you can bring your favorite banned book). If that time doesn't work for you, e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can set-up arrangements.