September 15, 2023

The theme for Banned Books Week 2023 is “Let Freedom Read.”

According to the American Library Association, “Banned Books Week celebrates the freedom to read and spotlights current and historical attempts to censor books in libraries and schools. For 40 years, the annual event has brought together the entire book community — librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types — in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular. The books featured during Banned Books Week have all been targeted for removal or restriction in libraries and schools. By focusing on efforts across the country to remove or restrict access to books, Banned Books Week draws national attention to the harms of censorship”.

Here are the “Top 10 Most Challenged Books by Year.”

Century College Community - celebrate your freedom to read with us!

Visit the library during this week to learn who bans the books, where and why they ban them. Take a minute to see if any of your favorites have been banned. We will have treats, a scavenger hunt for t-shirts, gift cards and more.