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Community Read-In for Banned Books Week

Croton Free Library 171 Cleveland Dr, Croton-on-Hudson, NY, United States

Kick off Banned Books Week with a Community Read-In! Library staff and community guests will host a public storytime and read aloud from children's books that have been banned or challenged in the last decade. Adults, teens, and older kids are welcome to just bring a blanket or lawn chair and read together on the ... Read More


Unstoppable Stories: A Banned Books Festival

River Road Unitarian Universalist Congregation 6301 River Rd, Bethesda, Maryland, United States

With book banning at an all-time high, it's important for people of faith and those who care about the future of all American children to resist these efforts. Celebrate and lift up the books and stories that reflect and change people’s lives! Come to the 2-day banned books festival organized by Unitarian Universalist faith communities ... Read More

The 2023 Chappaqua Children’s Book Festival

Chappaqua Train Station Allen Place, Chappaqua, NY, United States

The 10th Anniversary of The Chappaqua Children’s Book Festival  The 10th Anniversary of the Chappaqua Children’s Book Festival (CCBF) will take place on Saturday, September 30, from 10 am to 4 pm at the Chappaqua Train Station in Chappaqua, New York. This year’s Festival will be the largest one yet, with 180 authors in attendance ... Read More


Read-Out in Corpus Christi, TX

Black Cat Books 1318 S Staples Street, Corpus Christi, TX, United States

League of Women Voters Corpus Christi Area and Black Cat Books are hosting a read-out to kick off Banned Books Week. You can defend democracy and participate in the read out by reading a passage from a banned book of your choice. We encourage you to also discuss your personal feelings about the book you ... Read More


2nd Annual Banned Book Read-Out

South Main Book Company 110 S. Main St., Salisbury, NC, United States

Let's get a little louder this weekend! Books with diverse content (including, but not limited to, LGBTQIA, people of color, gender diversity, people with disabilities, and ethnic, cultural, and religious minorities) are generally overrepresented among banned and challenged books; in 2015, 9 of the 10 most challenged books fell into this category. To bring awareness ... Read More


Banned Book Week at the Little Free Library at Chateau

The Little Free Library at Chateau Chateau, Broadway & Esselstyne Streets, Cape Vincent, NY, United States

Free People Read Freely Join us as we mark Banned Book Week (October 1-7, 2023) at the Little Free Library at Chateau!


Books Unite Us Censorship Divides Us @ Buffalo & Erie County Public Libraries

Buffalo & Erie County Public Libraries 1 Lafayette Square, Buffalo, NY, United States

All 37 Buffalo & Erie County (NY) Public Libraries are participating in a community awareness and informational campaign beginning with Banned Books Week. To help spread the word about the increasing number of book challenges, Libraries are offering special edition freedom to read library cards for those who live, work or attend school in Erie ... Read More