Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Banned Books Week: Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the Freedom to Read
September 30−October 6, 2012. Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Typically held during the last week of September, it highlights the value of free and open access to information. Banned Books Week draws national attention to the harms of censorship. Banned Books Week 2012 marks its 30th anniversary.
Thousands of participants across the United States take part in Banned Books Week each year. In 2012 the Office for Intellectual Freedom delivers the 50 State Salute to Banned Books Week. It consists of videos on how each state celebrates the freedom to read. For more information: http://www.ala.org/advocacy/banned/bannedbooksweek.