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Activity Description and Instructions

Banned Books Week 2017

Celebrate the Right to Read and Think Freely!

Schedule of speakers and presentations

Thursday, September 28, 2017

The American Library Association’s Banned Books Week is September 24-30, 2017.

 Carlson Library, Third Floor, follow the signs from the elevator

An Evening With Jack Lessenberry

"Censorship and Self-Censorship; the Media In the Age of Trump"

Friday, October 6,  7-9 p.m. Room 1005

Carlson Library, First Floor

Book Prize! Participate in the Scavenger Hunt

UT Banned Books Coalition, AY 2017-18

UT Banned Books Coalition Slogan: Read, Think, Speak, Create Freely

The University of Toledo Banned Books Coalition Website

Paulette D. Kilmer, Communication Department, 419-530-4672,
Glenn Sheldon, Honors College, 419-530-3261,
Arjun Sabharwal, University Libraries, 419-530-4497,
Laura Mitchell, UT
Josie Schreiber, ToledoLove Mobile Children's Library Founder,, and
Jessica Harker, Independent Collegian,

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The Freedom to Read Statement - American Library Association

The freedom to read is essential to our democracy. It is continuously under attack. Private groups and public authorities in various parts of the country are working to remove or limit access to reading materials, to censor content in schools, to label "controversial" views, to distribute lists of "objectionable" books or authors, and to purge libraries. These actions apparently rise from a view that our national tradition of free expression is no longer valid; that censorship and suppression are needed to counter threats to safety or national security, as well as to avoid the subversion of politics and the corruption of morals. We, as individuals devoted to reading and as librarians and publishers responsible for disseminating ideas, wish to assert the public interest in the preservation of the freedom to read.

Read the complete statement on the ALA Website

UT Banned Book Events in the News (Prior Years)

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