The Freedom to Read Foundation is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2011 Judith Krug Fund Banned Books Week event grants. Six libraries and organizations have been selected to receive grants to sponsor Read-outs or similar events during Banned Books Week, September 24-October 1.
The Bay County (Fla.) Public Library and the Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Expression were named recipients of the largest grants, of $2,500 each. The North Dakota Library Association Intellectual Freedom Committee, Bennett College Thomas F. Holgate Library, Skokie (Ill.) Public Library, and Springfield-Greene County (Mo.) Library District each received $1,000 grants.
In addition to the cash award, the Freedom to Read Foundation is providing Banned Books Week merchandise, sold by the American Library Association Store, to the grant recipients. Many other Banned Books Week events around the country will be listed at www.bannedbooksweek.org.
Check out the press release here to see the great events these groups have planned! If you’re in the area, we encourage you to check them out.