It’s official: Book-banning attempts aimed at libraries are way up this year.

The American Library Association has released its preliminary data on attempts to censor books or limit library resources, and the numbers are bad. From Jan. 1 to Aug. 31, there were 681 “attempts to ban or restrict library resources,” targeting 1,651 titles in total. This number already exceeds the total number of censorship efforts that […] Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2022-09-16 16:06:45 UTC ]
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Libraries from California to North Carolina to Utah to New York have seen their Pride displays challenged or removed this month. Continue reading at Book Riot

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Attempts to Ban Books Are Accelerating and Becoming More Divisive

To mark Banned Books Week, the American Library Association released a report on the rise in censorship efforts: In 2022, there have been attempts to restrict access to 1,651 titles. Continue reading at The New York Times

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Area man named Bob Jablonski returns library book called Hitler 77 years overdue.

A New Jersey man named Bob Jablonski has finally returned Hitler to the local library. No, this is not The Onion. Bob Jablonski checked out the 1936 biography of Adolph Hitler in 1947, for a school book report, and presumably kept it all these years just to make sure the Allies had truly won... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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Virginia Judge Rules Against Book-Banning Attempt

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The New York Public Library makes four banned books free nationwide on its e-reader app

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Congress to Hold Hearing on Book Bannings in Schools and Libraries

Maryland Congressman Jamie Raskin, chairman of the Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, plans to hold a hearing April 7 to examine the wave of attempted book bannings in schools and libraries across the country. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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The smallest library in Maine is stocking its shelves with banned books.

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Texas Library Association Forms Coalition to Battle Book Bans

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2020 was a great year for at least one thing: digital book loans from public libraries.

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