Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library 2017 - All Rights Reserved The Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library is a 501(c)(3) private nonprofit organization The Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library is proud to partner with the following American Writer's Museum.
The Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library began participating in Banned Books Week in 2011 when Vonnegut’s novel Slaughterhouse-Five and a book called Twenty Boy Summer were banned from a rural Missouri school. KVML shipped 75 copies of Vonnegut’s book to students at that school who requested them. KVML has been celebrating the freedom to read ever since.
We celebrate Banned Books Week with seven days of programming and events. Along with our annual programming, we invite an artist, educator, or other passionate visitor to become our Activist in Residence. The Activist in Residence lives in the museum for the entire week behind a wall of banned books. This act protests the infringement of the right to free expression.