NEW ALBANY, IN, (Oct. 2, 2012) – Indiana University Southeast is celebrating Banned Books Week with a public reading of material considered controversial.
“Banned Books Week: Celebrating the Freedom to Read” is observed during the last week of September each year. Since 1982, the annual American Library Association has held the event reminds Americans not to take this precious democratic freedom for granted.
This year, Banned Books Week will be celebrated at the IU Southeast Library from Sept. 30-Oct. 6, 2012.
The IU Southeast Library invites the community to celebrate intellectual freedom and the freedom to read at the Banned Book Read-Out, where faculty, staff, and students are invited to read excerpts of banned books.
The Banned Book Read-Out will be held from 12:30-1:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 2, in the Third Floor Reading area of the Library. The public is invited to attend.