Since it was founded in 1982, Banned Books Week has helped people recognize and navigate censorship, and the battle for free expression is unending. Reading brings people together, but censorship drives us apart. The theme of this year’s event, “Censorship Is a Dead End,” is a reminder that we need to fight censorship to “Find Our Freedom to Read.” x
No, we're not banning books at Viterbo Library. Banned Book Week is an annual celebration that draws attention to challenges to books and books that have been banned in schools as well as libraries. We WANT you to read these books! Books are often banned for supposed moral or religious reasons, or sometimes just because a single person disagrees with a character or story. But Librarians believe in your freedom to read whatever you choose. Here you will find the Top Ten challenged books from the past year, 2019. Many of these books have been in the top ten for several or many years. Below you can also find other books in the Viterbo Library that have been banned or challenged at some point in time. Go forth and READ BANNED BOOKS!