Each year Colorado libraries report data for challenged materials in the Colorado Public Library Annual Report. Library staff respond to a follow-up survey to provide details about these items, including the items' formats, the reasons for the challenges, and the resulting outcomes. This information is tracked annually and is also reported to the American Library Association (ALA).
The following sections present these data in a variety of formats, from the numbers reported on the Annual Report, to the details provided in the follow-up survey.
Annual Report Data
Number of challenges to materials and internet sites, as well as the number of challenged titles.
List of Titles and Actions
Details for challenged titles, and any actions taken by the library.
Fast Facts Reports
Brief (2 - 4 pages) analysis of challenged materials.
Colorado Association of Libraries Intellectual Freedom Committee website
ALA's Office of Intellectual Freedom
ALA's "Banned and Challenged Books" page