Banned Books Week celebrates freedom of expression, intellectual freedom and the freedom to read. It spotlights current and historical attempts to censor books in libraries and schools. Join the Milne Library staff for a week of thought-provoking, engaging events. Share your thoughts and pictures from our different events throughout the week on instagram with #oneyreads
For 40 years, the annual event has brought 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. The books featured during Banned Books Week have all been targeted for removal or restriction in libraries and schools. By focusing on efforts across the country to remove or restrict access to books, Banned Books Week draws national attention to the harms of censorship.
What's the difference?
|Materials that have been removed from a curriculum or library collection
|Materials that someone has attempted to remove or restrict from a curriculum or library collection.