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Banned Books Week: Home

The guide is intended to inform you about Banned Books Week.


Banned Books Week 2021


Banned Books Week 2021 is September 26 - October 2. It brings together the entire book community — librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types — in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular.  A large part of this event is the review and discussion around titles that have been challenged in the last year.  Click on image to enlarge it.

Banned Books Infographic showing top 10 challenged titles of 2020

For more information, free downloads, and opportunities to be involved, check out the amazing information pages provided by the American Library Association (ALA).


Retrieved September 22, 2021 from

What Book is in the Jar?

The words of a banned book are stuffed into a jar at the BEC Library (see images below).

Stop in to submit a guess or email to by 5pm on October 1st, 2021. If submitting in person, make sure you put your name and CVTC email with your guess.

One prize winner will be randomly selected from all entries. Good Luck!

Banned Book Jar with shredded words inside of it

Top 10 Most Challenged Books of 2020 Video

City Lit Theater Presents: Books on the Chopping Block Read Aloud Video

Bookmans Does Banned Books Video