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Reading Without Walls: Banned Books Week

clipart of person reading book, with text "Words have power, read a banned book"
September 25, 2017

Celebrate the freedom to read!

Our annual Banned Books Week Open House will be held on Wednesday, September 27 from 2 to 4 p.m. on the library’s first floor. Stop by anytime during this free and informal event to celebrate Banned Books Week! 

 The event will feature:

  • A display of books from the Kathryn A. Martin Library and Duluth Public Library collections that have been frequently banned or challenged in other schools or libraries
  • Craft projects, including button making and coloring
  • Reading recommendations 
  • Free coffee and tea

This event, co-sponsored by the Duluth Public Library, is in celebration of Banned Books Week, an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. According to the American Library Association, “Banned Books Week 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 Banned Books Week Open House is part of the Reading Without Walls program, which is designed to create a community of readers at UMD and in Duluth and encourage participants to encounter, discuss, and share diverse ideas, characters, genres, and perspectives through reading.

For more information about the Banned Books Week Open House, contact Adam Brisk, at 218-726-6603 or atbrisk@d.umn.edu. For more information about Reading Without Walls, contact Kayleen Jones at 218-726-8733 or jone1913@d.umn.edu.