Banned Book Public Read-Out Wednesday, April 26, at 11am, on the Steps of the Huntington Library.


Susan Wood, Librarian

The Banned Book Public Read-Out will be held on Wednesday, April 26, at 11am, on the steps of the Huntington Library. Students, faculty, and staff are all welcome to read from a banned book to speak out against censorship and silencing of voices and celebrate our First Amendment right to freedom of speech. Classes are welcome.

To participate as a reader, please contact Librarian Susan Wood at [email protected]

For more information on Banned Books, here are some places to look:

American Library Association’s Top 100 Most Banned/Challenged Books 2010-2019



ALA’s Banned/Challenged Classics

PEN America’s 10 Most Banned Books of the 2021-2022 School Year

Barnes & Noble Banned Book List (scroll down to “Browse Banned Books”)

Wikipedia’s most commonly challenged books

Powell’s Banned Book List

NYPL’s Banned Book Reading List

Scholastic’s Ultimate List

Nonfiction Lists: 

Christchurch City Council Libraries Nonfiction

Los Rios Community College Nonfiction & Plays

Lincoln City Libraries


Where to find a copy of a banned book for the Read-Out: 

Search the SCCC Libraries

Search the Suffolk County Libraries

Ask a librarian on your campus or use our virtual chat (lower right corner)