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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Banned Book Party

Jervis Public Library 613 North Washington Street, Rome, NY

Join us on the library lawn for an educational celebration of banned and challenged books. There will be games and activities relating to banned books with fun prizes and more. Listen to banned children's books, create your own blackout poem, and learn about how the library bill of rights stands in opposition to censorship of ... Read More


Banned Books Week Trivia Night

Upper Arlington Public Library - Tremont Branch 2800 Tremont Rd., Columbus, OH

Answer trivia about favorite children's books that have been banned or challenged throughout history. This trivia night is designed for elementary and middle school kids and their families.


Banned Book Week Read-In With Love

Park Springs Park, Bentonville, AR 300 NW 10th St, Bentonville, AR

Join Girl Scout Troop 5209 and PFLAG of NWA for a Read-In With Love! Bring a banned or challenged book to read, one to donate, and enjoy crafts, snacks, and trivia at the park.


Banned Books Readout: Exploring Our Cultures

Lake Shore Branch, Buffalo and Erie County Public Library 4857 Lake Shore Rd #5543, Hamburg, NY

Join us as we explore the stories of our rich and diverse cultures. This program is for those wishing to hear storeis from censored books during Banned Books Week. Books will be read by members of the represented communities. Appropriate for ages 6-12.

Intellectual Freedom – Banned Books Week Event

Dr. Ernie Bond Curriculum Resource Center 1101 Camden Avenue, Salisbury, MD

MLA Intellectual Freedom Panel and Salisbury University Libraries in conjunction with the Wicomico Public Library and the Eastern Shore Regional Libraries (ESRL) are hosting a Banned Book Week Event calling attention to current efforts to censor books, the impact such efforts have, and underscores the importance of the freedom to read. Please join us virtually ... Read More