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Lucille C. Thomas2007 recipient - Past President, Brooklyn Public Library
Judith F. Krug1995 recipient (deceased) - FTRF Executive Director from 1969 founding to 2009

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FTRF Newsletter Archives (1991-present) - available to public


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The Freedom to Read Foundation is active in the media educating the public about the importance of free access to information through libraries and the need to be vigilant in defense of the First Amendment. To contact FTRF with media or press inquiries, please email the Program Officer at You can subscribe to our News feed using the RSS service, above, or follow @ftrf on Twitter.

Press Release Archives (2005-2012)


2015 Press Releases

January 11: Cartoonist Jeff Smith highlights FTRF Midwinter fundraiser


2014 Press Releases

December 22: FTRF to hold 45th Anniversary reception in Salt Lake City - January 17, 2015

November 17: FTRF kicks off 45th Anniversary Celebration with 11/20 Google Hangout

November 3: Freedom to Read Foundation opens nominations for 2015 trustee election

July 29: FTRF to award two scholarships for "Intellectual Freedom and Censorship" LIS course

May 28: Herbert Krug wins 2014 FTRF Roll of Honor Award

May 27:  Seven win Banned Books Week grants via the Judith F. Krug Memorial Fund

May 6Five win election to Freedom to Read Foundation Board of Trustees

April 29: John "Mack" Freeman awarded 2014 Gordon M. Conable Conference Scholarship 

April 15: FTRF, GSLIS at Illinois to collaborate on intellectual freedom course

March 24: Krug Fund Banned Books Week event grant applications are open through May 5

March 10: Slate for the 2014 FTRF trustee election announced

March 4:FTRF, ALA file ​amicus​ brief in US Supreme Court case on ability to bring First Amendment challenges

February 11: Applications open for 2014 FTRF Gordon M. Conable Conference Scholarship

2013 Press Releases

December 17: Phyllis Reynolds Naylor headlines FTRF fundraiser in Philadelphia

November 26: Freedom to Read Foundation files brief in lawsuit challenging Arizona's Ethnic Studies ban

November 5: Freedom to Read Foundation opens nominations for 2014 trustee election

June 17: Judith Platt, Sen. Russell Feingold win 2013 FTRF Roll of Honor Awards

May 22: Amanda Meeks wins 2013 Gordon M. Conable Conference Scholarship 

May 21: FTRF announces seven recipients of 2013 Banned Books Week event grants

May 8: Results of 2013 FTRF Board of Trustees election

March 26: Applications for 2013 Judith Krug Fund Banned Books Week event grants now open

March 4:  Slate announced for 2013 FTRF trustee election

February 12: Applications open for 2013 Gordon M. Conable Conference Scholarship


2012 Press Releases

December 20: Jamaica Kincaid to headline January FTRF fundraiser in Seattle

October 17: Freedom to Read Foundation announces nominating committee for 2013 election

June 11: Michael A. Bamberger named 2012 FTRF Roll of Honor Award recipient

June 5: FTRF's Judith F. Krug Memorial Fund announces eight Banned Books Week recipients

May 15, 2012: Freedom to Read Foundation announces 2012 board of trustees election winners

May 9, 2012: Booth receives 2012 Gordon M. Conable Conference Scholarship


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