Banned Books Week, an annual celebration of the freedom to read, was observed September 27 – October 4, 2008 by libraries, bookstores, schools, and others concerned with freedom of speech. The theme for this year’s observance was “Closing Books Shuts Out Ideas … Closes Possibilities … Limits Understanding.”
Banned Books Week commemorates one of the most basic freedoms in a democratic society — freedom from censorship. Since its inception in 1982, it has reminded us that while not every book is intended for every reader, each of us has the right to decide for ourselves.
This online exhibit complements the exhibit in Education Resources, which will remain in place through October 27. Visit the online exhibit at http://www.lib.lsu.edu/edu/bbweek/index.html