Celebrate the Freedom to Read
September 24, 2014
Banned Books Week is an annual event started by the American Library Association (ALA) in 1982. This week-long event, held September 21-27, raises awareness of freedom of speech through celebrating challenged books and the value of free expression.
You might be surprised at the titles that have been challenged; they include To Kill a Mockingbird, Ulysses and Lord of the Flies.
Celebrate the freedom to read banned and challenged books by wearing your own “I Read Banned Books” button, which are available at the reference desk, compliments of the ACLU of Oregon.