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The American Library Association is once again holding “Banned Books Week.” The week is dedicated to raising awareness of the ongoing challenges to books in our libraries – public, school and academic. The staff at Andrew Bouwhuis, SJ, Library have planned some events to mark the occasion.

On Tuesday, September 20, starting at 12:00 p.m. there will be a “readout,” during which members of the campus community will read excerpts from their favorite banned books, a tradition at Canisius that we hope demonstrates our community’s commitment to intellectual freedom.

We invite members of the campus community to choose a book that has been challenged, at present or in history, to read from, and to hear our community’s favorite banned books.

Click the following link for a guide to banned books: 

The Readout will be held in the Library Learning Center, and all are invited to bring a lunch.

Submitted by: Patricia Coward, PhD, library assessment and instruction coordinator, Bouwhuis Library