The 28th annual Banned Books Week is September 28-October 2, 2009. Sponsored by the American Library Association, Banned Books Week celebrates America’s freedom to read. It also serves as a reminder not to take this freedom for granted.
To commemorate Banned Books Week, the Library staff has created a large display highlighting various banned books. Titles owned by the Library are available next to the display for check out. The display is located near the library cafe.
The Library and the Friends of Andersen Library are also sponsoring several Banned Books Week events:
- 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 29, Library’s Main Floor: Carin Bringelson will speak on “40+ Years of the Right to Read.” Carin works for TeachingBooks.net and is the Director of Friends of the Cooperative Children’s Book Center (CCBC) at UW-Madison.
- 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 30, Library’s Main Floor: Campus and community leaders, faculty, and students will read excerpts from banned books. The first reader is … Chancellor Richard Telfer!
- Monday-Thursday, Sept. 28-Oct. 1: Test your knowledge of banned books by answering our daily quiz questions! Correct answers earn you an entry into the drawing to win one of our daily prizes. Prizes include a T-shirt, a coupon for Toppers Pizza, a gift certificate for the Sweet Spot coffee shop, and a 25-minute massage from the University Health and Counseling Center! Read the Library blog to get each day’s questions, and return your answers to the Circulation Desk or Reference Desk on the main floor of the Library.
Read more about the Library’s events here.
CELEBRATE YOUR FREEDOM TO READ!!