EveryLibrary in the News During Banned Books Week!

We were proud to be featured in dozens of articles and news publications across the country during Banned Books Week

EveryLibrary was proud to be in the news throughout Banned Books Week, 2023. If you missed any of our media, you can take a look at them here and share them on your social media!


The Advocate “MSNBC’S Ali Velshi on How Banned Books Save Lives
     More than 75 percent of Americans oppose banning books from libraries and schools, according to a recent poll by the Every Library Institute.

KTAU.COM “Bridgerton" Creator Julia Quinn Shares Fight Against Censorship”
     Award-winning authorJulia Quinn, who was recently named an EveryLibrary National Ambassador, joined KATU to share her concern for the growing wave of censorship in America.


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Comics Beat “The Four Most Banned Manga in North America
     Based on data collected by PEN America, a non-profit organization whose mission is to protect free expression, and the EveryLibrary Institute, a not-for-profit which conducts and compiles research regarding libraries, volumes from 15 unique manga series were challenged or banned between July 1, 2022 and September 25, 2023. 

St. Louis Post Dispatch “On eve of Banned Books Week, St. Louis-area libraries become battlegrounds in culture wars
     EveryLibrary Institute commissioned a public opinion poll this summer by a nonpartisan research firm. It found that 75% of American voters opposed book bans (it had a margin of error of 3.4%).

School Library Journal NYPL Launches Teen-Focused “Books for All” National Campaign | News Bites
     EveryLibrary Institute and Book Riot have released the results of their “Parents Perceptions Survey” that asked parents and guardians about public libraries and book bans.

Publisher’s Weekly “The Week in Libraries: September 29, 2023”
     The good news: 67% of respondents agreed that “banning books is a waste of time,” and 74% agreed that “book bans infringe on their right to make decisions for their children.”

     Renowned for her best-selling Bridgerton series, has been named the inaugural National Ambassador for EveryLibrary and its educational arm, the EveryLibrary Institute, for the years 2023-2024.

Infotoday “EveryLibrary Institute and Book Riot Publish Results of Parent Perceptions of Public Libraries Survey”
     The survey also found that 92% of all respondents feel their child/children are safe at the library, and 58% think librarians should be primarily responsible for what books are selected in the public library.

Library Journal “EveryLibrary Institute and BookRiot Releases Findings From Public Libraries and Book Bans – Parent Perception Survey” 
     A supermajority (66%) of respondents said ‘no’ when asked if a book that their child checked out made them (the parent) uncomfortable

Cultured Time “The Week in Libraries: September 29, 2023”
     EveryLibrary and 'Book Riot' survey parents attitudes about book bans


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The Invisible Mentor “Banned Books Week 2023: Celebrate the Freedom to Read”

Book Website “Parental Perspectives on Book Restrictions: A Collaborative Survey by EveryLibrary & Book Riot”

Nationbuilder reposted our survey

Public Now “Do You Want To Protect Our Public Libraries From Christian Nationalists? Here Are Some Ideas.”
     Harness the power of the majority: The American people don't support banning books

Common Dreams “Majority of US Parents Think Public Library Book Bans Infringe on Their Rights”

Patch “New Poll Shows Majority of Parents Think Public Library Book Bans”

NJ Spotlight “Book challenges, bans put librarians under siege”

Library Technology Guides EveryLibrary Institute hosts webinar series: Transforming Library Management with Health in All Policies

Bloomingtonian “New Poll Reveals Parents’ Strong Stance Against Book Bans in Public Libraries”

The Onza Stockman “Book bans infringe on parents’ decisions for their children”

The Hour “Susan Campbell (opinion): By the numbers, book bans tell a different story

The Good E-reader “How Do Book Bans Affect Children and Young Readers?

The Fussy Librarian “BookRiot highlights: September 28, 2023

Book Film and Globe “It’s Banned Books Week, My Dudes!”

Newsbreak “Local Residents Alert: Nonprofit Fights Book Censorship with Online Database”

Jackson Herald Today “Most agree banning books is a waste of time”

The Dominion  “Banned Books Week celebrates the freedom to read