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Learn more about Banned Books Week, book bans or challenges, and censorship.
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Order Your 2015 Banned Book Week T-Shirt

Timeline: 30 Years of Liberating Literature


Banned Books Week Virtual Read-Out YouTube Channel

Subscribe to the Banned Books Week Virtual Read-Out YouTube Channel. Celebrity readers and book lovers from across the country share their favorite banned books. Click this link to access the channel and subscribe: 


Banned Books Week 2014


Reading Gives you Superpowers


Banned Books Week 2013


Banned Books Week Read-Out! 2014

Jason Green reads from Little Brother by Cory Doctorow at the 2014 Banned Book Week Read-Out!

2015 Banned Book Week Read-Outs are scheduled for Sept. 29 - Oct. 1 at Main and Little Rock - South Sites. Check back for exact times.


Previous T-Shirt Designs







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The front image covered the left pocket area of the shirt. 


The front image covered the left pocket area of the shirt. 





Introducing the 2015 BBW T-shirt designs!


Check back in August for ordering details.


Where are Books Banned in the US?

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Accounting for Dummies by John A Tracy

Banned Books Week in General

Banned Books Week (BBW) is celebrated on the last week of September each year.  It was created to bring public awareness of censorship issues.  As Americans, we all have the right to express our thoughts and opinions, and in turn to have access to others' published thoughts and opinions, no matter how unpopular they may be.  Unfortunately, many of us take this right to the freedom of expression for granted.  Every year, there are a variety of attempts made by individuals or groups to remove or restrict access to items held in libraries because of the opinions expressed or the language used within them.  Librarians fight against this sort of censorship in order to maintain everyone's freedom of expression.  With the public's understanding and support, we will be able to fight that much harder.


Banned Books Week 2010


Banning Books with Puppets

Ottenheimer (Main) Library

Ottenheimer-South Library

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