WERU interviews Decker about book challenges in Maine

Lindsay Decker, a science reference librarian with Fogler Library at the University of Maine, discussed book challenges in the state on WERU Community Radio’s program “Democracy Forum.” “You can see drastic changes over the past few years,” said Decker, also a member of the Maine Library Association’s Intellectual Freedom Committee, “all of a sudden in 2021, we start to see six challenges. In 2022, they ballooned up to 14. And this year in 2023, we have seen 16 book challenges, which is more than we’ve seen in Maine before.”