Forest Park Residents holding American flag and sign that reads "fREADom!" | Sara Janz

 The American Library Association reported that 2022 saw the highest number of attempted book bans in 20 years, nearly double from 2021.

The Forest Park Public Library took a stand. 

A crowd turned out at its Freedom to Read rally last Sunday to support their message that book bans have to go. 

The placards said it all: “My family supports your family’s right to read.”