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Banned Books and Censorship

Information on events for Banned Books Week and resources on challenged and banned books in the U.S.

Instructions and Clue #1

  • You can find the first clue at the library desk, on the Banned Books Week 2023 LibGuide, or on the Scavenger Hunt form.
  • Use the clues to determine the title of the book, then search the book in the library’s catalog to find the book’s call number.
  • Use the call number to find the corresponding “book” on the shelves in the library. Each “book” will have the next clue on the back.
  • Take a photo of each “book” as you work your way through the clues. Please remember to leave the “book” on the shelf for the next scavenger hunter.
  • Once you have found all of them, submit these photos via the Scavenger Hunt form to claim your prize!
  • The deadline to submit is Saturday, October 7th at 5pm. Winners will be announced next week. 


Here’s the first clue:


  1. Proposed educational gag orders increased 250 percent in 2022 compared to 2021. Which dystopian novel, first published in 1949, has been called the “most banned book of all time?”

Scavenger Hunt Submission Form