By EVPL Staff

Banned Books Week 2022 is September 18 – 24. Banned Books Week highlights challenged and banned books and celebrates the freedom to read. The American Library Association defines a challenge to a book as “an attempt to remove or restrict materials, based upon the objections of a person or group.” Banned Books Week has been celebrated since the 1980s, with support from librarians, teachers, publishers, and readers of all ages. The theme for this year’s event is “Books Unite Us. Censorship Divides Us.” 

You can celebrate Banned Books Week with EVPL at multiple locations. This year, we will have book displays, programs, and a digital escape room.

Programs at EVPL

Banned Books Sidewalk Art
Celebrate Banned Books Week with us! Decorate the library’s sidewalks with quotes and covers from banned books using chalk.
Monday, September 19 • 4:00 pm
EVPL Red Bank

Make Your Own Water Marbled Bookmarks
Learn how to make cool designs using liquid starch and acrylic paint to create awesome bookmarks to use with your favorite banned book!
Wednesday, September 28 • 3:00 pm
EVPL North Park

Banned Books Week: Virtual Escape Room
In celebration of Banned Books Week, we have created a virtual escape room experience for you! It is part story, part puzzle, and all a celebration of the freedom to read.
September 19 – 23 • All day
EVPL Virtual

Banned Books Week Mugshots
Get your photo taken with a banned or challenged book of your choice and be added to our Wall of Most Wanted.
September 19 – 24 • All day
EVPL McCollough

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EVPL Staff

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With 8 locations throughout Vanderburgh County, EVPL is ready to discover, explore, and connect WITH you! We encourage you to uncover new things, revisit old favorites, and to engage with us along the way.

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