The Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF), via its Judith F. Krug Memorial Fund, awarded grants to seven organizations in support of “Read-Out!” events during Banned Books Week, Sept. 25-Oct.2, 2010. We encourage you to check them out, if you’re in the neighborhood.
Iowa City Public Library
Event: Carol Spaziani Intellectual Freedom Festival, including Read Out and “Rolling Read Out” during the University of Iowa Homecoming Parade.
When & Where: Sept. 23 – Oct. 7; Iowa City Public Library, 123 South Linn St., Meeting Room A (Homecoming Parade in downtown Iowa City)
Contact: Kara Logsden, 319-887-6007, firstname.lastname@example.org
ACLU of Pennsylvania
When & Where: Monday, Sept. 27, 7:00 p.m., Frick Fine Arts Building, University of Pittsburgh
Contact: 412-681-7736 or email@example.com
Event: “Read-Out! It’s Your Right”
When & Where: September 28 to October 1, Noon-1:30 pm, Innovation Alley (Bouwhuis Library), Buffalo, NY
Contact: Kathleen M. DeLaney, 716-888-2916, firstname.lastname@example.org
Dayton (Ohio) Metro Library East Branch
Event: “Book Club in a Box” in conjunction with local school libraries
Contact: Kimberly Bishop, 937-496-8930, KBishop@daytonmetrolibrary.org
Event: Third annual “Read-Out!”
When & Where: Sept. 27-29
Contact: Laura Satterly, email@example.com
Santa Monica Public Library
Where & When: Saturday, Oct. 2, Noon-4:00 p.m., Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica, CA
Takoma Park Maryland Library
Event: Community Read-Out
When & Where: Saturday, Oct. 2, from 10 a.m. to noon, Takoma Park City Auditorium
Contact: Karen MacPherson, 301-891-7262, firstname.lastname@example.org
Many other Banned Books Week events around the country can be found at www.bannedbooksweek.org under “Events.” And of course, OIF is hosting our annual Read-Out on Saturday!