James V. Brown Library, 19 E. Fourth St., will be uniting with the American Library Association and the Pennsylvania Library Association in shared support of the freedom to read during Banned Books Week, September 24-30.

Banned Books week is an annual event that celebrates the freedom to read. Librarians, teachers, publisher, booksellers, journalists, authors and readers around the country will be coming together to focus on the value of free and open access to information. The Brown Library will have banned books on display all month long in the main circulation area.

Words have power and access to diverse ideas gives us all the power to fight ignorance and strengthen understanding. Celebrate the freedom to read by reading your favorite banned book. Fight censorship and exercise your freedom to seek and express ideas, during this year’s Banned Books Week.

The Brown Library is part of a national “Libraries Transform” effort to increase awareness of the changing role of libraries and the ways in which libraries are transforming to meet the information needs of their users.

The James V. Brown Library is open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday; noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; and 24/7 at www.jvbrown.edu.