If you plan to attend ALA’s 2008 Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia, we suggest you visit BOOTH 252 in the exhibit area to check out the designs of Carolyn Forsman—the New York-based jeweler who donates proceeds from her ALA booth to the Freedom to Read Foundation. Carolyn is back for her 25th year! She always has a terrific assortment of affordable gifts (top retail price of $49) that will make you smile. Are you “quirky,” “dysfunctional,” a “goddess,” or a “rock star”? If so, then she has the rubber band bracelet for you.
She also will be featuring her standard assortment of flashing rings, glowing necklaces, newspaper headline pins, original “I Read Banned Books” bracelets:
…and brand new peace symbol jewelry, too, all of which are currently in MOMA Tokyo, the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, and various other museums and book/gift/library shops worldwide.
The Freedom to Read Foundation has been the First Amendment legal defense arm of the American Library Association since 1969. Carolyn, a former librarian and ALA Councilor, has raised over $100,000 through the years for FTRF, and was named to the Foundation’s Roll of Honor in 2001. We encourage you to her at BOOTH 252, browse for some “guilt gifts,” and support the critical First Amendment work of the Freedom to Read Foundation.
For more information visit Carolyn Forsman Jewelry.