Every year, bookstores, libraries, universities, and organizations host engaging programs that spotlight censorship. Are you hosting an event for Banned Books Week? Putting up a display? Let us know about it, and we’ll share it here for the world to find!

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Libros perigosos: as autorías censuradas

Biblioteca Pública de Ourense Rúa do Concello, 11, Ourense, Ourense

Through history lots of writters, had to hide their real name if they wanted to see their books published. Sometimes they were women, sometimes they were trying not to cause shame to their families, sometimes both. This year we want to shout out loud the real names of some of them, to make visible that ... Read More


Celebrating Banned Books Week

Monkey & Dog Books 3608 W 7th Street, Fort Worth, TX

In the book shop we will have a Banned Book Display and a game of "Guess the Banned Book." There will be a jar on the counter with shredded pages from a banned book. Patrons can enter the drawing by trying to guess the name of the banned book. A winner will be drawn on ... Read More


Blind Date with a Banned Book

University of North Florida Thomas G. Carpenter Library, 1 UNF Drive, Jacksonville, Florida

Censorship Divides Us. Books Unite Us! Banned Books Week (September 26 – October 2) is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Launched in 1982 in response to a sudden surge in the number of challenges to books in schools, bookstores and libraries, this celebration is typically held during the last week of September and highlights the ... Read More


Censorship by the Numbers Display

Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus Library Library – Room 1216, 300 NE 2nd Avenue Miami, FL 33132, Miami, FL

View infographics on Who, What, Where, and Why books are challenged. According to the ALA’s Office for Intellectual Freedom, “More than 273 titles were challenged or banned in 2020, with increasing demands to remove books that address racism and racial justice or those that shared the stories of Black, Indigenous, or people of color. As ... Read More


Check out a Banned Book Kick-off

Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus Library Library – Room 1216, 300 NE 2nd Avenue Miami, FL 33132, Miami, FL

“Books Unite Us. Censorship Divides Us.” Let us break the “censorship” cycle, students; come by the library to check out a banned book and receive an Eat Me Guilt Free snack bag while supplies last. Hosted by “Wolfson Campus” Library – Room 1216 300 NE 2nd Avenue Miami, FL 33132


Freedom to Read: Celebrating Banned Books Week

Virtual Event

This event is online only. Did you know that books are banned and challenged in libraries, schools and bookstores every year? Celebrate your freedom to read by celebrating Banned Books Week! This annual event highlights the value of free and open access to information. This program will dive into the reasons why Banned Books Week is celebrated ... Read More