Every year, we're excited to join book lovers from across Virginia to celebrate the freedom to read and call attention to the wealth of creativity that is stifled when books are forbidden from library shelves.
This year's Banned Books Week is from Sept. 22 - Sept. 28, but the fight for intellectual freedom takes place every day in every county in Virginia. That's why we're joining hands with independent bookstores across the Commonwealth to celebrate Banned Books Week and shine a spotlight on this important issue. Join us at Hooray For Books! on Thursday, Sept. 26, 6:30 p.m. to reflect on the freedom to read and take a stand against the government's attempt to stifle speech and control what we should read, think, and value.
Our attorney Nicole Tortoriello will be there to talk about government censorship, what it looks like in public schools and public libraries, and what you can do about it. Additionally, we will discuss efforts to ban books in prisons and jails in Virginia and how you can help expand access to books behind bars.
Come have a chat with us and take home some swag!
Please check back later for more updates on this event.