In honor of Banned Books Week, Butte Public Library is holding a Speak Out Against Censorship event on Thursday, September 26th at 6:00 pm on the first floor of the uptown branch.
Librarians, educators, authors and journalist will all read a passage from their favorite challenged books. This event is meant to highlight how libraries are at the forefront of your right to read what you want.
Banned Books Week (September 22-28, 2019) is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Typically held during the last week of September, it spotlights current and historical attempts to censor books in libraries and schools. It 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 books featured during Banned Books Week have all been targeted for removal or restriction in libraries and schools. 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.