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Banned Books Week

UA-PTC library to celebrate the freedom to read Oct. 3, 4

September 25, 2023

Celebrate the freedom to read Oct. 3 and 4 at the UA-PTC Ottenheimer Libraries! On Main Campus Tuesday, Oct. 3, have your "mug shot" taken with a banned book 9 - 11 a.m., then enjoy -or participate- in banned book "read-alouds" 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

At Little Rock - South Wednesday, Oct. 4, "read-alouds" are 10 a.m. - noon. Snacks and beverages will be served.

Banned Books Week was launched in 1982 in response to a sudden surge in the number of challenges to books in libraries, bookstores, and schools. Typically (but not always) held during the last week of September, the annual event highlights the value of free and open access to information and brings together the entire book community — librarians, educators, authors, publishers, booksellers, and readers of all types — in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas.

For Main Campus questions, contact Ronica Crutchfield at [email protected] or call (501) 812-2274. For Little Rock-South questions, contact Carita Alexander at [email protected] or call (501) 812-2811.

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