Banned Books Week: Celebrating the Freedom to Read is observed during the last week of September each year. Observed since 1982, this annual American Library Association event reminds Americans not to take this freedom for granted. This year marks its 26th anniversary (September 29 through October 6).
BBW celebrates the freedom to choose or the freedom to express one’s opinion even if that opinion may be considered unorthodox or unpopular and stresses the importance of ensuring the availability of those viewpoints to all who wish to read them. Intellectual freedom exists only where these two essential conditions are met. Visit the Todd Library to check out a banned book and learn more.