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Banned Books Week: Celebrating the Freedom to Read: Home

Celebrate Banned Books!

Celebrate Banned Books Week 2017 (Sept. 24-Sept. 30)  - Read a banned book! Stay tuned for details about the library's banned books celebration.

Books have been challenged or banned through the ages for a variety of reasons including sexual content, religious content, and political content. According to the American Library Association, which tracks books challenges across the country, the books below were the 10 most challenged in 2016 (http://www.ala.org/bbooks/NLW-Top10). Celebrate your freedom to read - check out a banned or challenged book today!

Top 10 Challenged Books of 2016

Banned books map

Use the map to find out where book challenges have taken place across the country.

Top 10 list