BBW23: Read a Banned Book

Celebrate Banned Books Week by reading a book “they” don’t want you to read! You can find the books from last year’s Top Most Challenged Books List ( in the Teaching Materials Center (TMC) and the Library’s Main collection. The top most challenged book, Gender Queer by Maia Kobabe is available in the Graphic Novels section of the TMC. Stop by to take a look, and use the Collection Discovery ( feature to find even more banned and challenged titles.


Banned Books Week

Banned Books Week

To Kill a Mockingbird . . . Harry Potter . . . Captain Underpants . . .
Every year, there are hundreds of attempts to remove books from schools and libraries. Celebrate YOUR freedom to read and right to choose your book during Banned Books Week, September 18 to 24.

Stop by the library to view the banned books display in the Teaching Materials Center. Looking for something to read, check out the Banned Books collection in the library catalog.

National Library Week: Challenged Books

National Library Week 2022: 10 Most Challenged Books of 2021THANK YOU for joining us in our celebration of National Library Week 2022!

As the week draws to a close let’s reflect on the importance of the Freedom of Information and the fact that books are still being challenged. Here is a list of the Top 10 Most Challenged Books of 2021. The Memorial Library owns most of these and if we don’t, we provide Interlibrary Loan for FREE so you can read ALL the challenged and banned books your heart desires.

1. Gender Queer
2. Lawn Boy
3. All Boys Aren’t Blue
4. Out of Darkness
5. The Hate U Give
6. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
7. Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
8. The Bluest Eye
9. This Book is Gay
10. Beyond Magenta


NLW: Challenged Books

Images representing challenged books

𝓠. Why take action for Libraries?
𝓐. Because Libraries take action for you!

𝔻𝕚𝕕 𝕪𝕠𝕦 𝕜𝕟𝕠𝕨: The American Library Association tracks challenges to books across our country and compiles a list each year of the Most Challenged titles.

Check out the “Top 10 Most Challenged Books of 2020” …


Take action for the libraries in your life! Libraries do the same for you!!!