"Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Typically held during the last week of September, it highlights the value of free and open access to information. Banned Books Week 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. By focusing on efforts across the country to remove or restrict access to books, Banned Books Week draws national attention to the harms of censorship." (info from the American Library Association's Office of Intellectual Freedom)
Celebrate your FREEDOM TO READ at the
UT Arlington Central Library
Twitter @utalibrary #UTAbannedbooks15: Share your favorite dangerous book.
Selfie Station: Take a picture with your favorite banned book and post it to your social media. Photo backdrop and books to choose from are located in the Service Zone on 1st floor of Central Library.
Graffiti Wall: What is your favorite banned book? What are your thoughts about censorship? Share your words with others at the entrance to Central Library on the glass Graffiti Wall.
Banned Books in the Service Zone, 1st floor Central Library: Visit the Service Zone to browse and check out a banned/challenged book.
Exhibits, 2nd floor Central Library: Showcasing banned/challenged books & the history of censorship.
Allan Saxe Little Free Libraries: Visit the Little Free Libraries around campus and pick a banned book to read. And leave one of your favorite banned books for someone else to enjoy.