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What is Banned Books Week?

by Laura Gleason on 2017-09-26T14:22:00-06:00 in Literature, American, Eli M. Oboler Library, Library Science, Government

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Banned Books Week 2017: Sept. 24 - Sept. 30

Libraries, librarians, teachers, readers, writers, and the whole of the publishing community across the nation, including the America Library Association (ALA) help raise awareness through a week long celebration of the freedom to read and to express ideas, even if others do not like those same books or ideas.

Celebrating Banned Books Week raises awareness about the harm censorship of the freedom to read and to express ideas can do in our communities, which the First Amendment guarantees to all of us.

The ALA confidentially collects information from both media reports and reports from individuals. To report book challenges or if you have questions, call 1-800-545-2433 x4226, email oif@ala.org or go here: http://www.ala.org/tools/challengesupport/report

For a more in-depth look at this years trends in our nation's libraries on censorship and research read the 2017 State of America's Library Report.

#WordsHavePower  #RebelReader


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