Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Celebrate Your Freedom & Banned Books Week

Poster for Banned Books week.  A Figure reading a book with a fist in the air.  Text: words have power.  Other words in background like: challenge, censorship, foster empathy, conversation

September 24-September 30 is Banned Books Week.

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.

The Rio Salado Library is proud to support this celebration. Check out the following resource for more information, including common reasons books are banned and links to banned books that you can check out from Rio and other Maricopa Community Colleges Libraries: http://libguides.riosalado.edu/banned_books

News courtesy of the Rio Salado Library