Banned Books Week Public Service Announcements

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Banned Books Week: Celebrating the Freedom to Read, Sept. 24 - 30, 2017

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.

First observed in 1982, Banned Books Week reminds Americans not to take the freedom to read for granted.    

 

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Celebrate your freedom to read during Banned Books Week, September 24 - 30.  For more information, visit ALA DOT ORG SLASH B BOOKS. 

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Words have power. Fight censorship and celebrate your freedom to read during Banned Books Week, September 24 - 30. For more information, visit ALA DOT ORG SLASH B BOOKS. 

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Every year, there are hundreds of attempts to remove books from U.S. schools and libraries. Is your favorite book safe? Don’t close the book on your freedom to read. Fight censorship during Banned Books Week, September 24 - 30. For more information visit ALA DOT ORG SLASH B BOOKS.

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Every year, there are hundreds of known attempts to remove books from bookstores, libraries and schools.  That’s thousands of lost opportunities to explore ideas that fuel understanding. Words have power and access to diverse ideas makes all of us more powerful. Celebrate the freedom to read by reading your favorite banned book during Banned Books Week, September 24 -  30.  Visit your local library for more information, or visit ALA DOT ORG SLASH B BOOKS. 

 

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Originally published during National Library Week in the State of America's Libraries Report 2017
ALA Infographic on Ten Ten Challenged Books of 2016 Where are books challenged in 2016?
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Who challenges books in 2016 Why are books challenged in 2016?    
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Contact: 

Macey Morales, Deptuty Director , ALA Public Awareness Office, mmorales@ala.org