Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Typically held during the last week of September, it highlights the value of free and open access to information. Banned Books Week brings together the entire book community; librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types, in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular (American Library Association).
Stop by the Teen Space to check out our “AzkaBANNED Prison” display.
You can also take a “mug shot” with your favorite banned book to support your freedom to read! Not sure which books are banned books? Go here to find lists of frequently challenged and banned titles. How many banned books have you read???
If you post your Banned Books Mug Shot on social media, feel free to tag it with: #gapldteen, #bannedbooksweek, #bannedbooksweek2016, #bannedbooksmugshot