Banned Books Week (September 22-28, 2019) is an annual week long event highlighting past and present attempts to censor books in schools and libraries because of their content. During this week, we celebrate and support the freedom to seek and express ideas and information of all types, as well as draw attention to the harms of censorship.
Adapted from The American Library Association
In the last several years one of the most common reasons for a book challenge has been LGBTQ+ content, in fact, this year half of the most challenged books cited this reason.
Join us on the front steps of the library on Wednesday September, 25 from 12:00-1:00pm for a public reading and celebration of these LGBTQ+ Banned Books!
Ban: The removal of materials or cancelation of services based on content
Challenge: An attempt to remove or restrict materials or services based on content