Friends of the Library and the Right to Read: Getting Ready for Banned Books Week

Learn what Friends can do to promote Banned Books Week Tues. June 11 at 2pm ET Banned Books Week (Sept. 22-28, 2024), is an opportunity for Friends of the Library and library Foundations to support the freedom to read. Find…

Judith F. Krug Memorial Fund Grants for Programs During Banned Books Week – applications due April 30

Each year the Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF) distributes grants to organizations to support activities that raise awareness of intellectual freedom and censorship issues during the annual Banned Books Week celebration (September 22-28, 2024).  Staff at all types of libraries,…

Fighting Censorship webinar ‘Reclaiming the Narrative: Policy Conversations that Center Community’ workshop to be held March 28

United for Libraries is the leading voice for library Trustees, Friends, and Foundation members across the country. During the final installment in the Fighting Censorship webinar series, a panel of experts will examine how effective local policy is connected to…

Unite Against Book Bans Announces a Free Book Résumé Resource

‘Book résumés’ will help parents and community advocates defend challenged materials by demonstrating each book’s educational value Unite Against Book Bans, in collaboration with the publishing community, unveiled a free collection of book résumés at bookresumes.uniteagainstbookbans.org to support librarians, educators, parents, students,…

United for Libraries to present ‘Fighting Censorship: Creating Connections to Protect Intellectual Freedom’

United for Libraries will present the four-part series Fighting Censorship: Creating Connections to Protect Intellectual Freedom for library Trustees, advocates, Friends, Foundations, and those who work with them as they help support the fight against censorship. Part one, “Be Fierce:…