Celebrate the Freedom to Read with Audios

Every year, book communities across the nation get together to celebrate the freedom to read during Banned Books Week. Created in 1982, Banned Books Week aims to create a discussion about censorship and the value of free, open access to information. For more information, check out Banned Books Week and the American Library Association.

Out of the top ten books most frequently challenged in 2012, eight are available in our catalog to listen to as audiobooks. So what are you waiting for? Plug in those headphones, try something new, and help spread the word about how important it is to have the freedom to read!


The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
Fifty Shades of Grey by E. L. James
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
Looking for Alaska by John Green
Scary Stories (series) by Alvin Schwartz
The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
Beloved by Toni Morrison

(Artwork courtesy of the American Library Association)