Banned Books Week

Banned Books Week: Celebrating the Freedom to Read
September 25 – October 2

KDL invites you to celebrate your freedom to read during Banned Books Week. This event is observed each year during the last week of September and is celebrated nationwide. Since 1982, Banned Books Week reminds Americans not to take this democratic freedom for granted.

Banned Books Week celebrates the freedom to read as well as the freedom to express one’s opinion even when that opinion might be considered unorthodox or unpopular. The current list of banned books is quite impressive, as is the conviction of those that choose to stand up for our freedom to read and never take that freedom for granted.

Be sure to check out these great Banned Books Week resources:

WGVU Radio also interviewed KDL Interim Director Cheryl Garrison about Banned Books Week. Listen to the interview below:

Written by Katie


Katie is a Communications Assistant and helps spread the word about all the amazing things taking place at KDL. She loves her job so much that she returned to it following a four-year stint as a stay-at-home mom!

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4 Responses to “Banned Books Week”

  1. Alex J Says:

    Catcher in the Rye. Gets better with each read. I don’t care for profanity most of the time but the book wouldn’t work without it.

  2. Morgan (KDL) Says:

    I agree, Alex. I read it at least once a year. It is one of my all-time favorites.

  3. Brick Tamlin Says:

    I suggested Tera Patrick’s book “Sinner Takes All” as a purchase for KDL, however it was not purchased, and is not in the KDL library system. Does that make it a banned book ?

  4. Melissa Says:

    Hi Brick,

    We’re not able to purchase all suggestions, but you may be able to obtain this book for a fee through Superloan. Please contact our Patron Services department if you’re interested: 616-784-2007.

    Melissa DeWild
    KDL Collection Development Manager