List of Banned or Challenged Books
These are books that have been banned or challenged in previous years at libraries across the US and LOCALLY. See Full List and information here. The first 13 were the top challenged books in 2022. Descriptions include reason challenged.
News Article about local book challenges from
Battle over books: Wood County residents pressure library to restrict titles with LGBTQ, sexual themes
Parkersburg and Wood County Public Library Collection Development Policy
The Materials Selection Policy of the Parkersburg and Wood County Public Library has been compiled with the intent of clarifying for the librarians and the public the criteria used in the selection, acquisition, evaluation and weeding of library materials.
Intellectual freedom is the right of every individual to both seek and receive information from all points of view without restriction. It provides for free access to all expressions of ideas through which any and all sides of a question, cause or movement may be explored.
Director Brian Raitz Op-Ed
Public Libraries are Wild and Wonderful
Reflections on Challenging Material
Above is the op-ed from News and Sentinel, October 15/16th, 2022 Weekend Edition