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Banned Books Week 2023

October 1 - 7 is Banned Books Week, an annual event to celebrate the freedom to read and shine a light on efforts to remove or restrict access to books across the country.

The number of books being targeted for removal or restricted access in school or public library collections skyrocketed to over 2,000 in 2022.

Want to learn more about Banned Books Week? Check out these resources below!

Want to take a stand against book bans? Check out resources from United Against Book Bans, including their tip sheet for steps you can take to get involved.

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