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Banned Books Week

Celebrate the freedom to read at Banned Books Week Sept. 27 – Oct. 3

September 21, 2020

Join UA-PTC Ottenheimer Libraries in celebrating Banned Books Week Sept. 27 – Oct. 3! The theme of this year’s event is “Censorship is a dead end. Find your freedom to read!”

You can celebrate Banned Books Week by participating in the following:

  • Share a selfie with your favorite book: UA-PTC Ottenheimer Libraries will be accepting Banned Books Week related selfies for Banned Books Week. Just take a selfie with your favorite book and add a short quote about why it’s your favorite. The submitted photos will be featured on the College's social media pages each day during Banned Books Week.
  • Volunteer to read a banned or challenged book: UA-PTC Ottenheimer Libraries needs volunteers to make short recordings of themselves reading from a banned or challenged book. Recordings should be no more than 3 minutes in length and recorded in an appropriate setting. Videos submitted will be broadcasted on the College's YouTube channel beginning Oct. 1 at 11 a.m.

Selfie and video submissions can be sent to [email protected].

Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Banned Books Week was launched in 1982 in response to a sudden surge in the number of challenges to books in schools, bookstores and libraries. 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, students, and readers of all types — in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular.

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