Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Celebrate Banned Books Week!

Illustrated poster for Banned Books.  Text: Banning Books Silences Stories. Speak Out.  Banned Books Week, Sept 23-29.  Words have power.  Read a banned book.  Images of books, megaphones and a character reading with fist pump in the air

September 22-29 is Banned Books Week, 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. The Rio Salado Library is proud to support this celebration.

illustrated image of a book.  Text: Banned Books Week
Exercise your liberty! 
Check out the following resource for more information, including common reasons books are banned and links to banned books that you can check out from Rio Salado and other Maricopa Community Colleges libraries: libguides.riosalado.edu/banned_books.

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