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Celebrate Banned Books Week ~ 2023

Celebrating the right and freedom to read. This guide presents information and resources to learn about banned and challenged books.

Let Freedom Read! ~ 2023 Theme

Let Freedom Read

“Free communication is essential to the preservation of a free society and a creative culture.”

Quoted from the American Library Association Freedom to Read Statement, the year’s Banned Book theme is promoting the importance of recognizing that you have the right to read and that it is among our greatest freedoms. Now more than ever “the freedom to read is essential to our democracy." Books encourage boundless exploration and stories give flight to new ideas and perspectives.

Please explore this guide and the resources provided to learn more about the celebration of Banned Books Week every year.

Remember! You can celebrate your freedom to read anytime! - Use MeLCat to request a banned book today!