Promotional Tools

Use these tools to help spread the word about Banned Books Week!

If you have questions or concerns or need different file formats for any of the following images and downloadables, please contact coordinator@bannedbooksweek.org

Copyright notice: These images and downloadables are free to use for non-monetized, promotional purposes in support of Banned Books Week. Images cannot be used for fundraising or salable merchandise.

LogoPrint PosterBanners and Social Media Assets • Flier Templates • Shelftalkers • ALA Downloads and Promotional MaterialsCBLDF Posters and Shelftalkers

Banned Books Week Coalition Logo

Banned Books Week Poster

Books unite us. Sharing stories important to us means sharing a part of ourselves. Books reach across boundaries and build connections between readers. Censorship, on the other hand, divides us and creates barriers.

This year’s Banned Books Week theme draws attention to the benefits of unrestricted reading and the harms of censorship. Ignite discussions about the power of stories by displaying this poster from the American Library Association in your library, school, or office. Purchase one here. A digital poster file package with logos and spot art is also available.

Banned Books Week 2021 Social Media and Web Banners

For questions or concerns regarding the banner files, please contact coordinator@bannedbooksweek.org

Facebook Banner

Twitter Banner

Square Banner

Customizable Facebook Banner Template

Add information about your events to this Facebook banner template!

Customizable Twitter Banner Template

Add information about your events to this Twitter banner template!

Customizable Square Banner Template

Add information about your events to this square banner template, great for Instagram or your Twitter and Facebook feeds!

Banned Books Week Digital Shelftalker

Banned Books Trivia Template

Use this template on social media to share trivia questions with your patrons, students, friends, and family!

Need some trivia to fill this asset? Download our trivia night kit for question sets and more!

Banned Books Week 2021 Flier Templates

We’re delighted to offer several different flier templates for letter-sized paper!

Full-Page Fliers

Quarter-Page Fliers

Banned Books Week 2021 Shelftalkers

Shelftalkers are a great way to tell your patrons and customers about banned books! We have three formats that print on letter-sized paper, so you can choose the one that works best for you.

Hangover Shelftalkers

Freestanding Shelftalkers

Card Shelftalkers

Downloads and Promotional Materials from the American Library Association

Please credit ALA when using these resources: “Artwork courtesy of the American Library Association, www.ala.org

ALA’s Banned Books Free Downloads
ALA maintains an extensive array of social media graphics, infographics, web banners, and more in support of banned books and Banned Books Week. View them online here.

Banned Books Week Promotional Products
ALA has bookmarks, posters, pins, bundles, and more to promote your Banned Books Week Events! Sales support the American Library Association’s work in defending and promoting the right to access information. Pick up yours in the ALA Store.

Create your own promotional materials with ALA’s “Books Unite Us Poster File” package, which includes printable posters and spot art PNGs.

Banned Books Week T-Shirts
Promote the freedom to read in style with T-shirts, tank tops, and water bottles from the ALA Graphics Gift Shop!

Downloable Posters and Shelftalkers from the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund

Feel free to use the following in your Banned Books Week displays and to advertise your events celebrating the freedom to read! Click on the links below to download high-res versions of each:

CBLDF is also delighted to offer shelf talkers for stores, libraries, and classrooms! Featuring “Fighting Words” about censorship from some of the biggest names in comics, you can use these shelf talkers to call attention to banned books, as part of your Banned Books Week displays, on bulletin boards, and more! Featuring quotes from Neil Gaiman, Jeff Smith, Marjane Satrapi, Alan Moore, Frank Miller, Alison Bechdel, and Ariel Schrag, this who’s who of challenged creators will inspire your Banned Books Week celebration!

Please use the following tagline when using these images: “Created by the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, cbldf.org