Celebrate Your Right to Read!

Celebrate Your Right to Read!

Every September, libraries, schools, bookstores, museums, and other locales around the world celebrate the right to read during Banned Books Week. This is a celebration of the freedom to access ideas, a fundamental right that belongs to everyone and over which no one person or small group of people should hold sway. Banned Books Week is a celebration of books, comics, plays, art, journalism, and much more.

Banned Books Week 2021 is being celebrated September 26 – October 2, but the right to read and fight against censorship continues all year. Learn more about Banned Books Week with resources linked below and celebrate reading! Stop by the library to see our Banned Books Week displays in the main lobby and teen room and for more information.

Censorship By the Numbers

Top 10 Most Challenged Books in 2020


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