Geisel Library is proud to support Banned Books Week (September 18 - 24, 2022).
"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."
From the American Library Association’s website. Retrieved Sept. 13, 2016.
Find lists of books that have been most frequently challenged or banned here:
Come check out our physical display of books that have been banned across the world, from classics to kids' books! Check them out! Read them! Feel like a rebel!
In her graphic novel, "Hyun Sook shares a dramatic true story" of her undergraduate experience, one "of political division, fear-mongering, anti-intellectualism, the death of democratic institutions, and the relentless rebellion of reading" (Good Reads)
Join us on Friday, September 23 from 12:30-1:20 pm in the Reading Room to chat about this graphic novel!
Copies of the book are available for you to borrow at the Circulation Desk.
We're on social media! Check out our Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok all year around, but especially this week!
You've always wanted to know which banned books are our favorites, and now you can! We'll be featuring our library staff pictured with their favorite banned books on our social media the whole week. And our books will be on display for you to check out and read yourself!