From September 27th through October 3rd, Shreve Memorial Library is joining others across the country in celebrating the freedom to read and to seek and express ideas, even those some consider dangerous and offensive. Banned Books Week is held the last week of September and spotlights current and historical attempts to censor books in libraries and schools. 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.
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.
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