Banned Books Week: Our right to read, September 24-30, 2017


Explore the history of censorship and joys of unrestricted reading this Banned Books Week.

Every year, bookstores, libraries, universities and organizations host engaging programs that spotlight censorship. Select a state below to find out what events are taking place in your area.

To submit an event for Banned Books Week 2017, complete our event form.


  • New Windsor
    You Gotta Fight for your Right to Read Banned Books!
    During this program, a panel of experts will discuss the joys and challenges of supporting teens' right to read freely. Learn why books in school and public library collections are often challenged, how to talk to those concerned about materials, how to encourage teens to defend their right to read, and why it's important for teens to have access to a diversity of ideas and viewpoints. The panel will include a local public library and school librarian, a YA author, a teen, and a parent of a teen! Check in begins at 1:30! We hope to see you there!
    September 28, 2017
    Carroll County Public Library Headquarters
    1100 Green Valley Rd
    New Windsor, MD 21776
    Nay Keppler