Banned books


The First Amendment guarantees the right to freedom of speech. This means that we have the right to express an opinion, even if others object to it. When another group or person objects to an opinion, they may ask that it be removed or quieted.  This is commonly referred to as "censorship."  What do public libraries do when asked to remove a book from the shelves?  Check out these resources to learn about:

  • Your rights under the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States;
  • What is censorship and where is it occurring?
  • What books have been challenged or banned both nationally and in Oregon?