Banned Books Week 2017 -- it’s not too early to plan!

Planning your 2017 Banned (and challenged) Books Week events and displays? We’ve got news! The VLA Intellectual Freedom Committee, sponsor of the annual BBW display contest, announced that they will give awards for the best academic library display and the best public library display this year. So, get your thinking caps on, grab some markers and a whiteboard, and round up your team to craft your most creative events and displays for this year’s Banned Books Week (September 24-30, 2017)!

If you need inspiration, check out the ALA Banned Books Week site: There are tons of ideas there! Also check out “Fifty Shades of Banned Books Week” -- a fantastic webinar sponsored last fall by the ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom and hosted by the Assistant Director of OIF, Kristin Pekoll. You can watch it online here:

Make sure you document your Banned Books Week events so that you can send us your photos, press releases, and other PR materials once the contest is open. Winners will be announced at the annual conference in Norfolk in October!

Winners will get bragging rights (and a nice certificate) for the whole year -- good luck!

The VLA Intellectual Freedom Committee
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