Challenged Materials

Challenged materials — help for censorship attempts and intellectual freedom challenges

 Intellectual Freedom and Challenges Workshop Resources

  • Workshop resources
  • Workshop slide
  • Workshop recordings: 
    • Part 1 - history and current events, preparing staff and boards for challenges, program challenges, material challenges, media relationships
    • Part 2 - social media, writing policies, general discussion

Collection policies


  • Book Challenges and Intellectual Freedom: Proactive Planning for Public Libraries, 2pm on May 24 register here
  • Challenged Books at Your Library: Managing and Addressing Censorship Attempts webinar recording and slides

Blog Posts:


  • Cooperative Children's Book Center (CCBC) - an office with the School of Education, University of Wisconsin-Madison providing support to libraries during challenges
  • Unite Against Book Bans - a national initiative to empower readers everywhere to stand together in the fight against censorship
  • EveryLibrary - offering a pro-bono political consultant if your library is facing a book ban or censorship legislation