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Banned Books Week Display
September 13-26 in the Library wall display case.
Banned Books Read-Out
Thursday, September 22, 5-7pm
Pick your favorite book and register here!
Listen to Journalism Professor Marcy Burstiner and Masters of Library Science students Violet McCrigler and Nicki Viso discuss Banned Books Week and the upcoming Banned Books Read-Out on the KHSU Magazine radio program.
If a book be false in its facts, disprove them; if false in its reasoning, refute it. But for God's sake, let us freely hear both sides if we choose.--Thomas Jefferson, 3rd US president, architect, and author (1743-1826)
Celebrate your freedom to read with a book from any of the challenged books lists and read more about banned and challenged books on the ALA Banned Book FAQ.
The ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom tracked 729 challenges to library, school, and university materials and services in 2021. Of the 1,597 books that were targeted, here are the most challenged, along with the reasons cited for censoring the books:
Coming Thursday, September 22, 2022, 5:00-7:00pm
Pick what you want to read and join us in the Nordstrom Lobby, Library 1st floor!
Register here to reserve your spot!
Can't attend but want to submit a short video clip? Email an mp4 version to Garrett.Purchio@humboldt.edu and we'll show it during the event and include it in our digital archives.
More information in our blog post, Cal Poly Humboldt Library Set to Host Banned Books Read Out
“Libraries should challenge censorship in the fulfillment of their responsibility to provide information and enlightenment.”
Article 3, Library Bill of Rights