Celebrating the Freedom to Read: Sept. 27- Oct. 3, 2015

Virtual Read-Out

Are you looking for a way to celebrate your freedom to read during Banned Books Week? Consider participating in the Banned Books Virtual Read-out!

Since the inception of Banned Books Week in 1982, libraries and bookstores throughout the country have staged local read-outs—a continuous reading of banned/challenged books—as part of their activities. Now in it's fifth year (2015), readers from around the world can participate in the Banned Books Virtual Read-Out by creating videos proclaiming the virtues of the freedom to read that will be featured on a dedicated YouTube channel.

The criteria has been updated since 2012. Submit your video by filling out this form. You can submit videos at any time of the year!

If you are a bookseller, please contact Chris Finan at chris@bookweb.org for special instructions. If you are a librarian, check out the page, "How your library can participate in the Virtual Read-Out," created by ALA.