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Banned Books Week

by ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom category: Event

“Your words have the power to challenge censorship. Support the freedom to read & express ideas. #bannedbooksweek http://thndr.me/9eIPLZ

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ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom
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This campaign ended on September 25, 2017 at 8AM

Banned Books Week

Words have power. Books were once burned to keep them out of the hands of the masses. But burning pages doesn’t destroy ideas. Ideas and words live on today in libraries, as readers discover themselves and their place in the community.

Every year, the American Library Association records hundreds of book censorship incidences in libraries across the U.S. Each individual who demands censorship infringes on the First Amendment rights of readers. Each request to remove a book eliminates the voices of storytellers and dismisses the needs of readers who find themselves in those pages.
Most threats are unsuccessful thanks to the teachers, librarians, authors and even kids who rise up against censorship. And their words have power. These resilient readers know that banned books benefit our worldview, our empathy and our democracy.

We bring to light censorship and banned books to shout out against the infringement of our freedom to read and learn. Your words have the power to challenge censorship. Join the us in celebrating Banned Books Week (Sept. 24 - 30) and continue to stand up for your freedom to read every day of the year.


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ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom
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The goal of the ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom is to educate librarians and the general public about the nature and importance of intellectual freedom in libraries. We accomplish this through case support, programs (including Banned Books Week and Choose Privacy Week), publications (the Intellectual Freedom Manual; Newsletter on Intellectual Freedom), and more!

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