What If The Shelves Were Empty?

Do you know that everyday books are challenged and removed from library shelves?

Speak out against censorship and stand up for freedom this week during Banned Books Week!

Join the Birmingham Public Library in celebrating Banned Books Week September 24th - October 1st!

There are several ways to get involved!

1. Send us a tweet (@bpl) standing up against censorship!

2. Join us daily on Facebook and see if you can guess why the book of the day was banned!

3. Come by the Central Birmingham Public Library and help us to "Chain the Library"! We will be making a chain this week representing banned books we have read. How long of a chain can we make?

The single most dangerous idea out there is the idea that anyone can ban a book and impede your access to information. Exercise your freedom to read. Stand up for the freedom to read.