What do the Harry Potter books, Bridge to Terabithia, A Day No Pigs Would Die, The Chocolate War, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, and Cujo all have in common? These books — and many others — have been banned or challenged in the United States in the last year. Celebrate your freedom to read during Banned Books Week, Sept. 23-30.

The UST Libraries are encouraging awareness of the issues surrounding censorship and First Amendment rights by focusing on attempts to abridge those rights. You can participate in celebrating the freedom to read by:

Visiting the display at the Charles J. Keffer Library, Opus Hall, Minneapolis. Bookmarks, crossword puzzles and opinion boards where you can post your responses to questions about censorship will be located at the display on the first floor of the library.

Play the Banned Books Week daily trivia game (see each day’s question by clicking here or click on the daily trivia button that will appear this week in the lower right corner of the Bulletin Today homepage). A daily winner will be selected from the correct responses and will receive a gift certificate for the UST Bookstore. Answers are due by 10 a.m. the following day. Winners will be selected at random from the correct answers.

Visit the American Library Association Banned Books Week Web site .

And … read a banned book this week!