Banned Books Week 2020

What is it?

Banned Books Week is an annual celebration of the freedom to read. It highlights the history of how the week came about, the books that are censored, what censorship is, and so much more. This is a week long event that also works to help patrons understand the harm censorship can cause. Our activities will be held from September 27th through October 3rd, 2020. While it may look different this year, we still hope you will join us virtually and in the library to celebrate the freedom to read!

Learn more about the history of Banned Books Week here!

Banned Books Week 2020 Theme: Censorship is a dead end. Find your Freedom to Read!


Contest: Banned Books Week Trivia!

To celebrate Banned Books Week 2020, the Bellevue University Library is hosting a trivia contest from September 27th – October 3rd. Complete the quiz either online or in person, and win a banned book of your choice or a banned book face mask! Online form for the trivia contest can be found here. Winners will be chosen after the entry period is over and notified via email.

A-Mazing Stress Less Activities

Come into the Library to relax with our free activity sheets or take them with you! The activity will be up all week from September 27th until October 3rd and can be found near the front desk on one of our large study tables, come and go as you please.

Banned Books Info
“Artwork courtesy of the American Library Association,”

Don’t forget to come into the library and check out our Displays focusing on Finding Your Freedom to Read and Our Banned Author of the Year, Ray Bradbury!

Additional Resources:

Banned Books List – Bellevue University Library

Banned Books Week

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