It’s never too early (or late) to think about Banned Books Week



The American Library Association’s 2007 Banned Books Week is set for the week of September 29th through October 6th. Celebrated annually since 1982, Banned Books Week, in the ALA’s own words, “reminds Americans not to take this precious democratic freedom for granted.” (via)

The Krupp Library has a display of frequently banned and/or challenged books, as well as information about the week itself, censorship, and a number of related quotations, set up on the display shelves found at the top of the back stairs on the second floor. Additionally, we will share more information and history about the event and literary censorship in general as the month continues.

If you’d like to learn more about Banned Books Week in the meantime, click on the image above, the “I (Heart) Banned Books” button on the sidebar, or right here if you prefer.

Don’t let anyone decide for you what you can and cannot read. Exercise your Constitutional freedom and read a banned book today! It’s just as true today as it was when you were a kid – doing stuff that they don’t want you to do is always fun.