Banned Books Week

Celebrate Your Freedom to Read Sept. 22 – 28, 2013!

Yavapai College Library Banned Books Week

“Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Typically held during the last week of September, it highlights the value of free and open access to information. 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.”

Every year the Yavapai College libraries brings awareness to the issue of challenged and banned books by offering a display. This year the libraries have displays featuring books that have been banned or challenged in the United States. We hope to bring awareness of this issue to our patrons. Hundreds of libraries across the United States support Banned Books Week and we are happy to be one of them.

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The Yavapai College library Prescott campus is also doing a Food for Fines campaign. For every $1 in fines owed the Prescott campus library you can bring in a non-perishable item (up to five items). All items are going to the Yavapai County Food Bank.


By Ginney