Posts Tagged as ‘Banned Books Week’

March 26, 2014

FTRF Krug Fund Banned Books Week event grant applications now open

Cross-posted on Freedom to Read Foundation Blog Applications for Banned Books Week 2014 event grants via the Freedom to Read Foundation’s Judith F. Krug Memorial Fund are now open.  Applications will be accepted through April 30.Click here to apply:  Here are the application guidelines: Krug Fund Banned Books Week event grant application guidelines 1. Event outline should […]

September 25, 2013

“Invisible Man” made visible again by NC school board

Today, in a 6-1 vote, the Randolph County, NC Board of Education voted to rescind its recently enacted ban on Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man.  The original vote to remove it was 5-2. University of Illinois professor Emily Knox attended the hearing and live tweeted the proceeding. Here’s more on the story from Kathi Keys, the local […]

April 25, 2013

Recording of “Reporting Challenges” webinar now available

If you missed Tuesday’s OIF webinar, “Defend the Freedom to Read: Reporting Challenges,” featuring OIF Assistant Director Angela Maycock, you’ll be glad to know that the session was recorded and is now available as a webcast. Links to this and other OIF webcasts can be found at

March 28, 2013

Krug Fund Banned Books Week grant applications now open

Cross-posted from the FTRF Blog Applications are now open for FTRF’s 2013 Judith F. Krug Memorial Fund Banned Books Week event grants. Grants in the amounts of $2,500 and $1,000 will be given to organizations in support of “Read-Outs” or other activities that celebrate Banned Books Week (Sept. 22 — 30, 2013). Applications will be accepted through April 30, 2013, […]

April 13, 2012

C2E2: ALA, OIF & librarians galore

ALA’s Tina Coleman has the scoop on ALA’s presence at this weekend’s C2E2 Comic Con in Chicago! If you’re going, make sure to say hi to the OIF pals at the ALA booth, get some Banned Books Week items, and attend OIF chief Barbara Jones session on censorship on Sunday morning:  ”¨”¨”¨Ban ’em, Burn ’em, […]

January 17, 2012

Check out FTRF’s 2011 Krug Fund video and photos

The six recipients of 2011 Banned Books Week grants from the Freedom to Read Foundation’s Judith F. Krug Memorial Fund sent in clips from their many excellent activities – and we’ve compiled them in a new video just out today. The video features a montage of activities from the “Living Banned Books” Read-Out by the […]

December 6, 2011

Save the dates in 2012! Choose Privacy Week (May 1-7) & Banned Books Week (Sept 30-Oct 6)

We are pleased to announce the dates of two major Office for Intellectual Freedom initiatives for 2012: The third Choose Privacy Week will be May 1-7, 2012.  Choose Privacy Week posters, bookmarks, buttons, and other resources are available for sale now at the ALA Store.  To stay abreast of Choose Privacy Week announcements, follow @privacyala […]

August 31, 2011

Free webinar on hosting Banned Books Week events

Are you interested in helping your library celebrate Banned Books Week this year? If so, we invite you to participate in the FREE webinar, “Banned Books Week: Celebrating the Freedom to Read @ Your School, Public, and Academic Library,” which will be held on Tuesday, September 13, at 1:00 PM Central.  BONUS: All participants will […]

March 30, 2011

FTRF announces competition for 2011 Banned Books Week grants

Applications are now open for the 2011 Judith Krug Fund Banned Books Week event grants, sponsored by the Freedom to Read Foundation.  Four grants in the amount of $2,500 and $1,000 grants will be given to organizations in support of “Read-Outs” or other activities that celebrate Banned Books Week (Sept. 24 – Oct. 1, 2011). […]

October 1, 2010

Spotlight on Censorship – The Perks of Being a Wallflower

The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Stephen Chbosky “The trouble with free speech is that it insists on living up to its name.” — Jonathan Yardley The sometimes charming, sometimes heartbreaking The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky is a delightful coming-of-age-tale that captures the bittersweet tumult of high school.  It has been […]