Douglas County Libraries Rarely Get Banned Book Requests

Amid a dramatic increase in the number of books facing library or school bans across the country, the Douglas County Library is spotlighting challenged media for National Banned Books Week. Banned Books Week runs September 18-24 and celebrates free and open access to information by highlighting censorship and the dangers of books that are often … Read more

Banned Books You Haven’t Heard of

At a crowded school board meeting near Rockford, Illinois earlier this year, a woman waved a zoomed-in photo from a picture book memoir by Maia Kobabe gender queer In front of the Harlem School District Board. “If my neighbor were to give this to my child, guess what? He’d go to jail,” she said to … Read more

Utah children’s book creatives unite against banned books

Ahead of Banned Books Week (September 18-24), a group of more than 40 Utah children’s book authors and illustrators signed an open letter condemning recent efforts to ban or suppress books in Utah schools and libraries effort. The letter, published Sunday as an op-ed in the Salt Lake City Tribune, comes amid a heated national … Read more