Columbia College Chicago

September 23, 2010

Banned Books Week @ the Library, Sept 25 through Oct 2

Each year, the American Library Association promotes Banned Books Week, a week-long event celebrating the freedom to read and the importance of the First Amendment. This year, Banned Books week is September 25 through October 2.

Held during the last week of September, Banned Books Week highlights the benefits of free and open access to information while drawing attention to the harms of censorship by spotlighting actual or attempted bannings of books across the United States.

Stop by the Library during Banned Books Week and pick up bookmarks and buttons showing your support of the freedom to read. Quantities are limited, so come early! Check out our display near the Library entrance to see a selection of books which have been challenged or banned in libraries-you might just be surprised!

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