Gulf Coast Library Celebrates Banned Books Week

Gulf Coast Library is hosting Speak Out!, a Banned Books Week event, on Thursday, September 27 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in front of the library. Banned Books Week, which takes place September 23 – 29, is the annual celebration of the freedom to read and to seek and express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular.

This year’s theme “Banning Books Silences Stories,” is a reminder for everyone to speak out against the tide of censorship. Volunteers may choose to read an excerpt from an assortment of books. Read from classics like To Kill a Mockingbird and The Giver or controversial picture books like And Tango Makes Three.

The Academic Success Center will be hosting a Banned Books Week photo booth. We invite you to snap a photo at the event and tag us on Facebook.

Celebrate your right to read with us by participating in this read-aloud event focused on banned and challenged books. This event is free and open to the public and light refreshments will be served.

For more information, contact Janessa Ullendorf at janessa.ullendorf@usm.edu. Read more about Banned Books Week here.