This year marks the 30th anniversary of the American Library Association’s Banned Books Week celebration, a week-long celebration of your First Amendment rights under the U.S. Constitution, which protect your freedom of expression and freedom of the press.
The books represented during Banned Books Week include a range of materials, from fiction to non-fiction, scripture, poetry, and more. These books have been challenged by everyday citizens across the country and represent a wide-range of ideas and subjects. While some of the ideas expressed in these books may be offensive or disagreeable to some, they are still protected by the First Amendment and cannot be censored.
Take up the challenge and celebrate your freedom to read by checking out one of the books on display at our library, or checking out one of the books featured on the ALA’s list of Frequently Challenged Books.