Celebrate Banned Books Week 2022 at local book stores and libraries!

Every year since 1982, Banned Books Week has celebrated the free exchange of and access to information.

This year’s theme “Books Unite Us. Censorship Divides Us,” promotes the message that censorship of any kind is harmful to civil discourse.

Each year, the American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom compiles a list of contentious books, which are submitted by teachers and librarians around the country. In 2021, books that involved violence, homosexuality, sexually explicit content, and derogatory language were restricted at various institutions.

Throughout Banned Books Week 2022, happening Sept. 18-24, events are being held throughout the region to explore the topic of censorship and the history of

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