Read Banned Books! Win Prizes!
This week is Banned Books Week, a national campaign that celebrates the freedom to read and draws attention to attempts to censor or question reading materials across the country.
We’ll be celebrating at Luria Library with a display of books that have been banned or challenged across the nation from our own collection, and you can help celebrate. Come by, pick up a book, and read. Don’t feel like coming to the library? You can access books in the public domain for free online through the Internet Archive.
Here are the contest rules
- Select a banned book you have read or read one today.
- Post a comment on our Facebook page or tweet to @lurialibrary using #bannedbooks.
- You must be enrolled this semester at SBCC.
The contest will run September 22-28. Winners will be selected randomly. Winners will be announced on Facebook and Twitter on October 2.
- How do I know if a book is banned?
Visit the American Library Association webpage about Banned Books to see what books have been banned and to learn more about Banned Books Week.
- What do I get for a prize?
Really cool, amazing Luria Library swag! And the chance to participate with an entire community of like-minded people who insist on their freedom to choose what they can read.
- How do I get my prize?
Stop by the Luria Library after the winners have been announced to pick up your prize.