Take a Stand for Books: September 22-28
Banned Books Week was established in 1982 by the late Judith Krug, then director of the American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom, in response to a sudden surge in the number of challenges to books in schools, bookstores and libraries.
Banned Books Week encourages readers to examine challenged literary works and promotes free and open access to ideas and information. As Diane Kresh, Director of Arlington Public Library, has said, “Books are change agents. They challenge our beliefs and biases, help us learn to think for ourselves, and expose us to different experiences and cultures.”
Learn more about Banned Books Week.