Banned Books Week 2021

Celebrate Banned Books Week (September 26 – October 2, 2021) @ the ArtCenter Library. Banned or challenged books will be on display in the Fogg Library, Hillside Campus.

Each time you are in the Library this week, you can enter a raffle to win a free banned or challenged book! Just fill out the form and place it in the box near the display on the eastern side of the Fogg Library, Hillside Campus. Names will be drawn on Monday, October 4.

Banned Books Week 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. The books featured during Banned Books Week have all been targeted for removal or restriction in libraries and schools. By focusing on efforts across the country to remove or restrict access to books, Banned Books Week draws national attention to the harms of censorship. The theme for the 2021 celebration of the right to read is “Books Unite Us. Censorship Divides Us.” This year's theme is intended to be inclusive and emphasizes the ways in which books and information bring people together, help individuals see themselves in the stories of others, and aid the development of empathy and understanding for people from other backgrounds.

Take a look at the top 10 most banned and challenged books of the past year.

Posted on 09.24.2021
Banned Books, Featured Books
Fogg Library
1700 Lida Street
Pasadena, CA 91103
Mon – Fri: 10am – 5pm
Sat: 11am – 4pm
Sun: closed
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950 S. Raymond Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91105
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