Banned Books Week

Celebrating the Freedom to Read
September 27−October 3, 2015


The ALA Office of Intellectual Freedom (OIF) offers a variety of resources for libraries, schools, and other organizations that want to get involved with and promote Banned Books Week. They provide you with information on promotional materials for sale at the ALA Store, free materials you can download or print off of the ALA website, and ideas for planning a Banned Books Week event in your community.


Click here for more information on getting involved with ALA Banned Books Week: Celebrating the Freedom to Read.


Yearly Lists of Challenged and/or Banned Books
Books Challenged and/or Banned - 2013-2014 (PDF)
Books Challenged and/or Banned - 2012-2013 (PDF)
Books Challenged and/or Banned - 2011-2012 (PDF)
Books Challenged and/or Banned - 2010-2011 (PDF)
Facts and Figures
About Banned & Challenged Books
Frequently challenged books of the 21st century
Number of Challenges by Year, Reason, Initator & Institution (1990 - 2008)
Challenges to library materials
Banned Books Week Web site

Text ALABBW to 41518 to donate $10.00 to support Banned Books Week.
Donate $10.00 to help support the Banned Books Week initiative by texting ALABBW to 41518.
Every year, the American Library Association organizes Banned Books Week—a highly visible celebration of the freedom to read.  Banned Books Week provides an opportunity for millions of readers to learn more about historical and ongoing efforts to block access to literature, and discover the power of thinking for themselves.
ALA’s work opposing censorship takes place not just during Banned Books Week, but throughout the year. OIF tracks hundreds of challenges to books and other materials in libraries and classrooms across the country.  We provide advice, letters of support, access to legal assistance, policy recommendations, and much more to librarians, teachers, and community members looking to keep books on the shelves.  We conduct trainings, media interviews, and online education about how and why to defend the freedom to read.
We provide this vital support at no charge to those needing assistance.  But this work takes resources. 
You can help ALA help librarians and support the Banned Books Week initiative by texting ALABBW to 41518. Your $10.00 tax-deductible contribution will help fund Banned Books Week and OIF’s work throughout the year.
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Teen Read Week





The theme for this year’s Teen Read Week is Turn Dreams into Reality

Teens' Top Ten voting is now open! Vote on your favorite books through October 12th at http://www.dogobooks.com/book_clubs/teens-top-reads. The winners will be announced during Teen Read Week.


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You can check out the YALSA blogs here and here


Books to check out at Hall Memorial for Teen Read Week

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