Banned Books Week (BBW), which celebrates the freedom to read, will be observed September 26 – October 3. This annual event reminds us not to take this precious democratic freedom for granted.
Each year, some books are targets for attempted banning. Thanks to the efforts of librarians, teachers, and booksellers most are maintained in collections. BBW reminds us annually of the importance of our First Amendment rights and the power of literature, and draws attention to the danger that exists when restraints are imposed on the availability of information in a free society.
KPL and American Civil Liberties Union of MI, SW Branch, are sponsoring a BBW Art Contest, and at Art Hop on October 2, local celebrities will be reading from banned books.
Come visit soon; exercise and celebrate your freedom to read whatever you want to read!
Banned Books Week poster (American Library Association)