Karyn Jones stands by the display she created, while holding a copy of William Styron's "Sophie's Choice," a book that has been banned.

North Campus librarian Karyn Jones created a clever display in recognition of “Banned Books Week,” which is held this year from Sept. 30 to Oct. 6 and highlights the value of free and open access to information.

The table is prominently displayed near the entrance of the library, and is easily recognizable because of the bright yellow crime scene tape. Several well-known books that have been banned at some point in time are on display at the table, along with decorative signs and a sign that provides info about the history and meaning of banned books.

“Some may be surprised to know which books have been banned at different times,” says Jan Crenshaw, North Campus library director. “Shakespeare’s ‘Hamlet’ was at one time banned, and the Holy Bible has also been banned in certain places through the years.”

For more info about “Banned Books Week” including books banned by year and decade, and most frequently challenged books and authors, please visit