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Banned Books Week: Home

Censorship

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.

2018 Top Eleven Most Challenged

Top Ten Most Challenged Books from Previous Years

"Artwork courtesy of the American Library Association."

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ProCon.org: Banned Books Top 3 Pros and Cons

Censorship is broader than books | Office of Intellectual Freedom

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.

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Summer 2021 Hours

During Library Remodeling/Renovation

We are still available to serve and help you, but we have some temporary location changes for our services for the next few weeks.  

Hours

Monday through Thursday 

8:00am to 6:00pm

Services

A-212I (around the corner) 

  • Information and Circulation Help

A-104 (downstairs)

  • Library Research and Reference Help
  • PC Computer Lab and Small Print Jobs

E-108 (downstairs in Building E)

  • PC and Mac Computer Lab
  • Large and Small Print Jobs, Color Printing

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)