A Statement Released by Canisius College
Canisius College’s Andrew L. Bouwhuis Library (corner of Jefferson and Main) will host its 4th Annual Banned Book Week in coordination with the annual American Library Association (ALA) commemoration from Monday, October 1 – Friday, October 5, 2012. All events are free and open to the public.
The daily Read Out is the feature of this week-long commemoration held Monday – Friday, from 12:05 – 1:00 p.m. on the main floor of the library. Participants will read aloud from once censored and considered improper books.
Banned Book Week celebrates intellectual freedom, including freedom to read, benefits of free and open access to information, and also draws attention to the harms of censorship by spotlighting actual or attempted banning of books, currently and historically.