There are efforts to change how decisions are made about which books libraries should stock and which section they belong in. Some advocate using a national rating system like the one used for movies.
Most of the scrutinized books were written by or contained subject matter about people of color or members of the LGBTQ+ community, according to research by the American Library Association.
No longer are just books under fire, but also the library administrators, teachers and long-beloved librarians who are defending them.
There are overdue library books. Then there's An Elementary Treatise on Electricity, which was last checked out in Massachusetts in 1904. It finally made it back after being spotted in West Virginia.
This year is expected to set a record for the number of book bans by public school libraries, so many people are finding creative ways to make banned books available to young readers outside schools.
Catawba College's Corriher Linn Black Library has been awarded a $15,000 grant for Digital Learning Lab pop-ups across the campus.
Llano County officials said they wanted to remove "pornographic" material from libraries but actually censored books based on political and religious grounds, the library patrons' lawsuit says.
One bundle of homemade camouflage netting was packaged with a note reading, "Death to enemies." The libraries are also sending Ukrainian books out of the country to refugees who have fled.
The New York Public Library is one of many across the country that have stopped charging fees for overdue materials in an effort to remove barriers to access.