Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Celebrate #BannedBooksWeek!

artwork of a lightbulb person reading a book. Censorship Leaves Us In The Dark. Keep the LIghts on. Banned Books Week. September 22-29

September 22-28 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.

Graphic of someone reading a book. Face is covered by the book and they are holding up a fist.

The Rio Salado Library is proud to participate in Banned Books Week. 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 MCCCD Libraries!

Rio Salado Library: Banned Books Week Guide