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


Banned Books Week 2023


Banned Books Week 2023 is October 1-7. 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.

ALA Banned Books list

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 17, 2023 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 October 7, 2023. If submitting in person, make sure you include your name and CVTC email with your submission.

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

Banned Book Jar with shredded words inside of it