Celebrate Banned Books Week: September 23-September 29, 2018.
The 2018 theme, "Banning Books Silences Stories," is a reminder that everyone needs to speak out against the tide of censorship with Meriam Library! How can you support banned books and your First Amendment right to read? Here are two easy things you can do:
- Check out a banned or challenged book from our collection. Many will be shelved on the display.
- Take a look at the display on the 4th floor of the library right outside the elevators.
Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. For more information, view our handy banned books week guide.
Challenges do not simply involve a person expressing a point of view; rather, they are an attempt to remove material from the curriculum or library, thereby restricting the access of others. Most challenges are unsuccessful and most materials are retained. This happens only thanks to the efforts of librarians, teachers, students, and community members who stand up and speak out for the freedom to read. ¹
For more information see: http://www.ala.org/advocacy/bbooks