Celebrate the Right to Read and Think Freely!
Wednesday, September 30th 2015; Student Lounge: 4:30-5:30
Banned Books Week is September 27th- October, 3rd 2015.
These links take to you relevant and important information on Bannerd Books
Concerned about threats to free communication of ideas, more than thirty librarians, publishers, and other conferred at Rye, New York, May2-3, 1953. A committee was appointed to prepare a statement to be made public. This was endorsed officially by the American Library Association Council on June 25, 1953, and subsequently by the American Book Publishers Council (ABPC), American Book Sellers Association, Book Manufacterer's Institute, and other national groups. In the light of later developments, a somewhat revised version was prepared after much consultation, and was approved in 1972 by the ALA Council, Association of American Publishers (successor to ABPC and American Educational Publishers Institute), and subsequently by many other book industry, communications, educational, cultural, and public service organizations. The statement was revised in 1991, 2000, and 2004
Source: American Library Association, http://www.ala.org/oif/policies/freedomtoread)
These brochures list books challenged, restricted, removed, or banned in that year as reported in the Newsletter on Intellectual Freedom. Click on the links below to download a PDF of each list from 2004 to the current year. Access this growing list (maintained since 2004):
Take some time to read these books!