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Banned Books Week - September 22-28, 2019

For more information on Banned Books Week, visit the American Library Association.

       Banning Books Silences Stories. Speak Out!

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The American Library Association promotes the freedom to choose or the freedom to express one's opinions even if that opinion might be considered unorthodox or unpopular and stresses the importance of ensuring the availability of those viewpoints to all who wish to read them.

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Top Ten Most Challenged Books from Previous Years

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What is Banned Books Week?

Banned Books Week was first organized in 1982 to celebrate the freedom to read.  Banned Books Week is sponsored by the American Booksellers Association, American Library Association, Association of American Publishers, and other organizations.

Banned Books Week provides an opportunity to talk about issues related to censorship and the freedom to access materials from varying perspectives.

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Where, When, Why Were They Censored?

Use these sources to discover where, when and why books were banned or challenged.

MCC Library

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Phone: 815-455-8762


Summer Semester 2019 Hours

(June 3-August 8)

Monday through Thursday:

8:00am to 7:30pm

CLOSED Thursday, July 4 for Independence Day and ALL Fridays


(August 9 to 16)

Friday through Friday:

8:00am to 4:30pm

Read a Banned Book

Find these books, and many more, in the MCC Library.

Where do most challenges take place? | Office of Intellectual Freedom (OIF)

Censorship: where do challenges take place? (graphic)