[library-media] Banned book week

Paula Zsiray paula.zsiray@cache.k12.ut.us
Thu, 5 Sep 2002 12:44:52 -0600


BANNED BOOKS WEEK 2002 
 
In celebration of Banned Books Week 2002 -- Sept. 21-28 --  
ALA is encouraging libraries to participate in a nation- 
wide event that will highlight the importance of free 
speech and free expression. Join ALA and host a "Read-out!" 
-- a continuous reading of books banned and challenged.  
 
Take this opportunity to share and celebrate the importance 
of Banned Books Week with your community. Invite community 
leaders, local celebrities, members of your staff, and 
lib
rary users to participate as a reader in your Let 
Freedom Read event. Promote your event to local media, and 
share your plans with the ALA Office for Intellectual 
Freedom at oif@ala.org! 
 
ALA will provide a list of frequently challenged classics, 
in addition to our Most Frequently Challenged Books lists. 
Talking points and press materials also will be made 
available. 
 
Materials to help promote Banned Books Week are available 
from OIF at 800- 545-2433 x. 4220 or 
http://www.ala.org/bbooks