Attend a Judith Krug Fund-supported Banned Books Week event

Banned Books Week, Freedom to Read Foundation

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,

ACLU of Pennsylvania

Event: Banned Books Reading – Pittsburgh

When & Where: Monday, Sept. 27, 7:00 p.m., Frick Fine Arts Building, University of Pittsburgh

Contact: 412-681-7736 or

Canisius College

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,

Dayton (Ohio) Metro Library East Branch

Event: “Book Club in a Box” in conjunction with local school libraries

Contact: Kimberly Bishop, 937-496-8930,

St. Catharine College

Event: Third annual “Read-Out!”

When & Where: Sept. 27-29

Contact: Laura Satterly,

Santa Monica Public Library

Event: Join the Banned! Celebrate the Freedom to Read!

Where & When: Saturday, Oct. 2, Noon-4:00 p.m., Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica, CA

Contact: Robert Graves,, 310-458-8635; Erica Cuyugan,, 310-458-8799, ext 5664

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,

Many other Banned Books Week events around the country can be found at under “Events.”  And of course, OIF is hosting our annual Read-Out on Saturday!