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Banned Books @ CCC Library

Celebrate free and open access to information, fight censorship, and champion the freedom to read by checking out a banned book or two from CCC Library.

What are "Banned Books"?

Banned books are books that "have been considered unfit to read in schools or have in libraries. These books have been the target of censorship due to their contents. Books may be banned locally, but in some instances are banned nationally as well. A banned book is not illegal to read, but may be difficult to find. It is not uncommon for a book to be banned from some schools, but be on the reading lists for others" (Information Commons, Butler University).

Want to read a banned book? Awesome.

Banned Books Week is an annual event (since 1982!) celebrating the freedom to read, advocating for the free and open access information, and fighting censorship. Banned Books Week is always the last week of September. Learn more about frequently-challenged and Top Ten lists of banned books.

Censorship by the Numbers "Reasons for Challenges"

Top 10 Most Challenged Books of 2020

Images source: American Library Association,

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