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


Banned Books Week 2022


Banned Books Week 2022 is September 18-24. 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.

Infographic showing top ten challenged titles of 2021

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


Retrieved August 26, 2022 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 3pm on September 24, 2022. 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

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

Bookmans Does Banned Books Video