Banned Books Week 2022 Recap

By Sarah Nelson

This year for Banned Books Week, we were proud to partner with HarperCollins Children’s Publishing,, the Banned Books Week Coalition, and the American Library Association to support banned books.

Little Free Library book-sharing boxes are an excellent vehicle for providing access to books, and this year we were thrilled that HarperCollins Children’s Publishing gifted 1,000 of their banned books to Little Free Libraries around the country! Hundreds of stewards entered, and 100 lucky winners were selected to receive 10 banned books each, with priority being given to those in areas where books were being challenged.


Thank you to @HarperCollins for providing #bannedbooks to Little Free Library stewards in honor of the recent BannedBooksWeek! We’re excited to get them out the door and into Little Free Libraries. 1,000 books, 100 boxes, 10 titles, 1 ecstatic LFL staff 🤗 #booktok

♬ Signed Sealed Delivered I’m Yours – Stevie Wonder

It was exciting to see photos and videos from stewards as the books started to land in Little Free Library book-sharing boxes coast to coast! We’re delighted to have been able to offer this opportunity to stewards thanks to our friends at HarperCollins Children’s Publishing.

Learn more about starting a Little Free Library of your own, which is one possible step toward combating book bans! Or share banned books in a Little Free Library near you; find one using our world map or mobile app.

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