Banned Books Week (September 18 - 24, 2022) is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Typically held during the last week of September, it spotlights current and historical attempts to censor books in libraries and schools. It brings together the entire book community — librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types — in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular.
Organized efforts to ban books in schools or public libraries are not new, but they are happening more frequently across the country. The past year has seen a dramatic increase in parents, activists and school board officials challenging books in schools, including New Hampshire.
In an effort to bring attention to issue of banned books, the Rodgers Library is celebrating Banned Books Week during the entire month of September by launching our own "Guess the Banned Book" game, which you will see displayed on top of our display case in the foyer.
To play, just:
- Match the titles to the descriptions shown on the wrapped books on the yellow form,
- Include your name and phone number or email,
- Submit your entry to the Circulation Desk.
Winners will be selected from the correct entries. Prizes include a custom-ordered FREADom t-shirt, and a selection of four (4) enamel pins celebrating the freedom to read, and two (2) "Read Banned Books" posters.
For more information on Banned Books Week, see the links below the image.