Celebrating the Freedom to Read: September 25- October 1, 2016

Virtual Read-Out

Banned Books Week 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 sixth year (2016), 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.

Check out the criteria. 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.