Banned Books Week 2023

Celebrate Banned Books Week from October 1-7, 2023! Acknowledge your right to read banned and challenged books.

Often the most frequently challenged and banned books are for young adults or children. Learn more about how to talk to kids about their first amendment rights and how to answer a child's questions about banned books., opens a new window 

The American Library Association has compiled data on frequently challenged books, since 1990.

ALA's Most Challenged Books of 2022

The American Library Association identified these books as the most challenged of 2022 in American libraries, schools and universities. See for more information on banned and challenged books.

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At Arapahoe Libraries, we offer a wide choice of print and online resources that feature a variety of topics and viewpoints. We celebrate YOUR freedom to read, seek and express ideas. We aim to turn every search for knowledge into a helpful adventure. 

To learn more about intellectual freedom, browse the ALA's Intellectual Freedom blog.