Access downloadable flyers, book discussion guides, promotional materials, and more to help you and your community get involved. Plus, receive updates about downloadable titles and upcoming virtual programs!
Read with us! Throughout the year, The New York Public Library's Teen Banned Book Club is offering free, nationwide digital access to young adult titles that have been the subject of bans or challenges, plus book club events and author talks so you can join the conversation. Our next book club title will be announced on January 3—stay tuned!
Watch Now! Banned Book Club Event with Mark Oshiro: 'Each of Us a Desert'
Deadline: Friday, December 22, 2023 | 11:59 PM ET
At a time of rising book bans and censorship, The New York Public Library invites teens across the country to enter our national writing contest exploring the question: Why is the freedom to read important to you? One grand prize winner will be awarded $500 and 20 additional winners will receive $250 each—plus, we will publish all winning entries in a special edition of NYPL's Teen Voices magazine.
#UniteAgainstBookBans: Make Your Voice Heard
Share your support for the right to read freely on social media and email.
Stand with The New York Public Library all year long to protect the freedom to read! Discover all the Library has to offer, including our Teen Banned Book Club, unlimited access to book club titles on NYPL’s SimplyE app, our National Teen Writing Contest about the importance of reading freely, plus free programs and events, ways to get involved, and more for all ages.