The St. Thomas community is invited to join the UST Libraries along with libraries and booksellers across the country as they observe Banned Books Week, Sept. 26-Oct. 1.
Banned Books Week 2011 marks the 30th anniversary of the American Library Association’s annual event, which celebrates the freedom to read. The ALA states that "while not every book is intended for every reader, each of us has the right to decide for ourselves what to read, listen to or view."
This year also marks the 12th anniversary of UST Libraries hosting Banned Books Week events.
Throughout the week St. Thomas' libraries will observe Banned Books Week with displays in the O’Shaughnessy-Frey Library Center and the Charles J. Keffer Library on the Minneapolis campus, free bookmarks and an informative Banned Books website that includes a survey to vote for readers' favorite banned or challenged book, and a daily online banned book trivia contest.
Each day’s lucky winner will be selected randomly from among the correct answers and will receive a $5 gift certificate to the UST Bookstore.