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Banned Books Week: Celebrating the Freedom to Read

Celebrate Banned Books!

Celebrate Banned Books Week 2019 (September 22-28, 2019)  - Read a banned book!

Banned Books Trivia
Date: September 23, 2019 time TBD
Location: Spectators Bar and Grill, Bozeman, MT

Last year's event was so much fun we're doing it again! This event is part of Banned Books Week, an annual event celebrating the freedom to read and the importance of the First Amendment. Individuals and teams of up to four people may compete and prizes will be awarded. 

Bozeman Public Library, Country Bookshelf and MSU Library partner for this event. Details coming this summer!

 

The ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom tracked 347 challenges to library, school and university materials and services in 2018. Of the 483 books challenged or banned in 2018.

Books have been challenged or banned through the ages for a variety of reasons including sexual content, religious content, and political content. According to the American Library Association, the books below were the 11 most challenged in 2018 (http://www.ala.org/advocacy/bbooks/NLW-Top10). Celebrate your freedom to read - check out a banned or challenged book today!

Top 11 Challenged Books of 2018

Banned books map

Use the map to find out where book challenges have taken place across the country.

Top 10 list