Monday, September 26, 2011

Banned Books Week

This week (Sept. 24 – Oct. 1) is Banned Books Week.  Libraries are hosting events and discussing the importance of open access to information. 

The American Library Association theme for the week is “Celebrating the Freedom to Read”.

"Intellectual freedom—the freedom to access information and express ideas, even if the information and ideas might be considered unorthodox or unpopular—provides the foundation for Banned Books Week.  BBW stresses the importance of ensuring the availability of unorthodox or unpopular viewpoints for all who wish to read and access them."

You can find list books challenged, restricted, removed, or banned as reported in the Newsletter on Intellectual Freedom here.

Happy reading! 


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