#BannedBooksWeek in Action

The text reads #BannedBooksWeek in Action and it is written in front of a maze background, with an image of an open book in the left corner.#BannedBooksWeek in Action invites readers to participate in a different activity that spotlights literary activism each day of Banned Books Week (September 27 - October 3, 2020). Readers and libraries are invited to share their activities widely on social media with #BannedBooksWeek to encourage others to join the movement for the freedom to read!

Below are the highlighted actions and activity ideas for each day. You can also download the #BannedBooksWeek in Action Schedule


Sunday: Read a banned book 

#BannedBooksWeek in Action infographic with a schedule of the action for each day of Banned Books WeekIdeas: show us your favorite banned book or snap a banned book “shelfie”

Monday: Speak out about censorship 

Ideas: submit a Stand for the Banned video, share infographics or statistics about the harms of censorship

Tuesday: Create something unrestricted 

Ideas: share your banned book displays and programs, create or participate in crafts based on banned titles

Wednesday: Express the freedom to read in style 

Ideas: share pictures of your bookmarks, buttons, and T-shirts that take a stand against censorship, or dress up as a favorite banned book character! 

Thursday: Write about your rights 

Ideas: participate in the Dear Banned Author letter-writing campaign, blog about unrestricted access, submit letters-to-the-editor of your local newspaper, publish a Facebook post about the harms of censorship

Friday: Watch, listen, and learn from others 

Ideas: attend webinars about censorship, watch banned book movie adaptations or documentaries, listen to First Amendment podcasts or playlists 

Saturday: Thank those who defend the freedom to read every day of the year

Ideas: nominate your local librarian for the I Love My Librarian Award, send thank-you emails or tweets to librarians, booksellers, journalists, and authors — those who are protect your right to access information