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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 News: The quarterly newsletter of the Freedom to Read Foundation

FTRF News is issued quarterly to all personal and organizational FTRF members.  Organizations also can subscribe to the Freedom to Read Foundation News for $35.00 per year.  You can subscribe online via our membership page (select "Newsletter Only" option), or contact Jonathan Kelley at 312-280-4226 or

Current issue: Vol. 39, No. 2 (June 2014) - available to members and subscribers (must be logged in)

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


The FTRF Blog

Read the latest news about FTRF and the First Amendment in Libraries and engage with thoughtful opinions from leaders in our community on The FTRF Blog. If you are interested in writing for the FTRF Blog, please email Jonathan Kelley.


Press Center

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 Jonathan Kelley at You can subscribe to our News feed using the RSS service, above, or follow @ftrf on Twitter.

Press Release Archives (2005-2012)

2013 Press Releases

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

June 5, 2012: 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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