Age Group:All Ages
Visit our Facebook page and tell us about your favorite banned book to be entered for a chance to win a Banned Book Mug! One entry per person. Entries accepted until midnight on September 24th. Two winners will be selected from a random drawing and announced on Monday, September 26th. Winners will be able to pick up their prizes from the library branch of their choice beginning the following week. More details to follow.
To earn even more prizes including mystery gift cards while learning about controversial books, also join us in person in the Mary Hollis Conference Center on Tuesday, September 20th at 6:30-8:00pm to play some Banned Book Bingo. Light refreshments will be provided. Please register ahead of time to save your seat.
About Banned Books Week
Banned Books Week’s objective is to raise awareness regarding the censorship of books throughout the country. According to the American Library Association, more than 11,300 books have been challenged since 1982. 729 of those challenges were in 2021. The vast majority (82-97%) of book challenges and removals are never reported or receive media attention.
Typically held during the last week of September, Banned Books Week celebrates the freedom to read and spotlights current and historical attempts to censor books in libraries and schools. It 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.