Stay Alert: Report Censorship!

Help Us Help You: Report Censorship!

We all know the phrase, "If you see something, say something!"

Libraries across the country are seeing an unprecedented surge in attempts to censor books and materials from libraries and schools. It's up to all of us to stay alert when these book ban efforts come to our communities, but you don't have to go it alone. Reporting censorship is critical in the fight against book bans.

As part of its longstanding commitment to defend intellectual freedom in libraries, the American Library Association's (ALA) Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) maintains a database of attempted challenges and bans. If a book challenge takes place in your district, ALA may be able to provide support and more customized resources to oppose the attempted challenge or ban.

These reports also help ALA and other organizations stay aware of patterns and trends around efforts to ban reading materials and supply library workers and other professionals with crucial tools, resources, programs, and training to uphold the freedom to read. You can report censorship to OIF using the form below or on their website, and reports are confidential unless you give OIF permission to share your story.