Banned Books Week is coming.

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September 30 through October 6, 2012, marks the 30th anniversary of Banned Books Week, the American Library Association’s (ALA) annual event to call attention to attempts to challenge and/or outright ban books from libraries nationwide.

Even if you’re too caught up in the semester to read anything other than your class-related materials (oh, non-required reading, I miss you most of all), it’s always important to remain aware of the issues surrounding intellectual freedom and the fight against the censorship of books and ideas.

More information will be posted here to the blog next week, but if you’re looking for more information in the meantime, check out the display of banned and challenged books up on the second floor of the library (on the shelves facing the rear entrance to the quiet section) or visit the ALA’s Banned Books Week site at http://www.ala.org/advocacy/banned/bannedbooksweek.

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2 thoughts on “Banned Books Week is coming.

  1. No books have been banned in the USA for about half a century. Thomas Sowell calls BBW “National Hogwash Week” and for good reason. To balance the above story with factual information, read what Dr. Sowell said.

    “outright ban books from libraries nationwide” – do you really mean this or are you just caught up in the hoopla?

    • Bill Doughty

      I respectfully disagree with your assessment, but in the true spirit of the week, I’m willing to share your response with the larger crowd despite that disagreement (well, minus the link, just because we don’t allow blind links to unverified sources on any of our publications). 🙂

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