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The Banned Books Trading Card Project went so well in 2023 that we're doing it again.  

Banned Books Week is September 22-28, 2024. To raise awareness of book bans and challenges that are still happening, we are creating a deck of cards representing book covers that have been banned or challenged. The project will culminate with a Trading Cards Art Reception on Wednesday, September 4, 6:00-8:00pm. Stay tuned for details on the event.

A Banned Books Read-a-Thon will be held on

Wednesday, September 25, 2:00-7:00pm. Click here for details.


Trading Card Application Deadline was Friday, May 31st.

Did you miss the deadline? Please consider applying next year!

Chosen artists have a deadline of  July 15th up to 8:00pm
to submit their original artwork.

Click here to see the 2023 reimagined cover art and the artist bios!

2023 Banned Book Trading Card decks are available for sale for $10 at the Valley Cottage Library

Curious about banned or challenged books? Here are some online resources:

American Library Association list of banned or challenged books:

Here are the 100 most banned and challenged books of the decade:

Top 13 Most Challenged Books of 2022: 

Banned Books Book Club

Unite Against Book Bans - Book Resumes

Updated statistics on censorship attempts in 2023

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