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Posted on: August 31, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Banned Books Week

In honor of Banned Books Week (September 26-October 2), Eugene Public Library invites everyone to celebrate our Constitutional right to read, listen to, view, write, create, and otherwise experience or express whatever we choose. 

Explore these reading lists to borrow books, ebooks, and audiobooks of titles that some people have tried to censor and keep from you. The lists are linked to the library catalog so you can choose to read them online or place holds for pick-up.




More about Banned Books Week:

Many people are under the impression that attempted censorship is a thing of the past or that “it doesn’t happen here.” In fact, individuals and groups continue to request -- or demand -- that public or school libraries remove or restrict access to particular books, music, films, and other resources.

Banned Books Week focuses on these efforts to remove or restrict access to books in order to draw attention to the harms of censorship. The books featured during Banned Books Week are titles that have been targeted for removal or restriction. Additionally, Banned Books Week celebrates the fact that, in a majority of cases, the books have remained available precisely because people stood up and spoke out for the freedom to read.

Banned Books Week highlights the value of free and open access to information. The project brings together the entire book community –- readers, writers, students, librarians, teachers, booksellers, publishers, journalists –- in shared support of the value of free and open access to information. 

To learn more about challenges to free speech and how to protect this essential right, visit:

OIF - American Library Association Office of Intellectual Freedom

ACLU - Free Speech

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