MSU Library celebrates Banned Books Week!

Join the MSU Library and the Bozeman Public Library for Banned Books Week, September 24-30, 2017! Banned Books Week is an annual event that celebrates the freedom to read. The American Library Association says Banned Books Week “highlights the value of free and open access to information.”

Bozeman Reads… Banned Books! is a free event in the Bozeman Public Library Large Community Room on Wednesday, September 27 from 7:00 to 8:30 PM. The event will feature community members and writers reading passages from banned or challenged literature. Light refreshments will be served. 

You can also check out these Banned Books displays all week in the MSU Library: 

  • In the Commons Area, you can explore a bookshelf containing some of the most frequently challenged and/or banned books – then you can check one out!  
  • Take a mugshot with your favorite banned book at the “Caught Reading a Banned Book” selfie station. Be sure to tag @msulibrary on Twitter and/or Instagram!
  • Watch the digital Banned Books display on the CyberDiscovery. 
  • Examine statistics about banned books & learn from a history exhibit about book burnings in the United States. It’s important to stay informed about your intellectual freedoms! 

Tell us your favorite banned/challenged books, or a banned/challenged book that you plan to read, in the comments!

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