Hempstead, NY » The event was the second of its kind for Hofstra. Students, faculty and staff members read from books that have been banned or challenged, including "The Color Purple" and "Mein Kampf."

Marquette, MI» At the Peter White Library, the Teen Advisory Board, which is made up of more than 30 teenagers, met to read from some of their favorite banned books.

Bainbridge, GA » Bainbridge College Library featured a display of well known challenged and banned books. 

Lexington, KY» At KU, librarians gathered on Wescoe Beach to read passages from their favorite banned and challenged books with a clear message for those who walked by.

Chickasha, OK» The Chickasha Public Library celebrated with a display of banned and challenged books, pirate – themed bookmarks that proclaimed “Banned Books Ahoy! Treasure Your Freedom to Read” and star-spangled buttons that declared “I Read Banned Books.”

Carrboro, NC» At the University, the School of Information and Library Science hosted a public forum and a guest speaker from a local elementary school library described the book-banning process.

» Huntington participated in a weeklong celebration to raise awareness about citizens having the freedom to read and write.

Oskaloosa, IA » An Oskaloosa bookstore hosted a lecture by the American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression president last Tuesday.

Newport, OR» The Newport Public Library, in keeping with the Banned Books Week theme "Ahoy! Treasure Your Freedom to Read and Get Hooked on a Banned Book," displayed a treasure box overflowing with challenged and banned books.

Denver, CO» The Rangeview Library District joined First Amendment advocates across the country in celebrating Banned Books Week.

Huntsville, TX » At Sam Houston State University, a display of various banned books can be seen at the Newton Gresham Library until Saturday.

Wilmington, OH » Nearly two dozen Wilmington College students, faculty and staff members read from such classics as John Steinbeck’s “Of Mice and Men” and Harper Lee’s “To Kill a Mockingbird.”

Mankato, MN» In North Mankato, some of the books that have made the challenged list are wrapped with yellow “CAUTION” tape and put on display.