Oregon's libraries see record-high number of attempts to remove books, report finds

The second highest number of book challenges happened back in 1992-1993.

PORTLAND, Oregon — The Oregon Intellectual Clearinghouse, operated by the State Library of Oregon, has tracked the number of books and materials challenged since 1987. This year, libraries and schools across the state reported more challenges in 2022-2023 than any other year.

A new report shows that 45 challenged incidents were reported within that timeframe. A total of 85 titles were challenged in those incidents, alongside events and programs, setting a new record. The previous record of 70 titles challenges was set back in 1992-1993. 

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