Banned Books Week Events


Free Webinar: Fifty Shades of Banned Books Week

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

avatar.jpg.320x320pxKristin Pekoll is Assistant Director of ALA’s Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF). She is part of a five person team dedicated to promoting the right to read and providing education about the First Amendment. Kristin communicates with state library associations on current book challenges and publications that deal with censorship, privacy, ethics, and internet filtering. She organizes online education and training on the freedom to read and how to navigate reconsideration requests and media relations. 

Participate in the Banned Books Virtual Read-Out!

Banned Books Week Virtual Read-OutAre you interested in participating in Banned Books Week, but don't know how? Consider joining many celebrities, libraries and bookstores across the country in the Banned Books Virtual Read-Out!

For the fifth year in a row, readers from across the country and around the world will be able to participate virtually during Banned Books Week, Sept. 27 –October 3, 2015. Participants may proclaim the importance of the freedom to read by posting videos that will be featured on a dedicated Banned Books Week Virtual Read-Out YouTube channel.

Instructions on how libraries can participate in the event can be found on the  How your library can participate in the Banned Books Week Virtual Read-out! page.

Promote Your Banned Books Week Event

Promote your Banned Books Week event on the website targeted to the general public on the Events page. Add your event to the list by filling out this form