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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

Judith Krug Fund Banned Books Week Event Grants
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 Judith Krug Fund Banned Books Week Event Grants

Since 2010, Judith F. Krug Memorial Fund has disbursed grants to organizations to assist them stage "Read-Outs" or other events during Banned Books Week. (A Banned Books Week Read-Out is an event at which people gather to read from books that have been banned or challenged over the years, in order to celebrate the freedom to read.)


Banned Books Week 2015

Banned Books Week 2015 will take place September 27-October 3.

Applications for 2015 Judith F. Krug Memorial Fund Banned Books Week event grants are open now through Monday, May 11 (note: this deadline was extended from May 1).  Click here to apply and for more information.

2015 grant recipients will be announced in June.  If you have any questions, please contact us at


Past Krug Fund grant recipients

Click on the header for each year to learn more about the grants given that year.  Also, follow the FTRF BlogTwitter feed, and Facebook page for photos and videos from these great events!

Banned Books Week 2014

Seven organizations were recipients of 2014 Krug Fund Banned Books Week event grants!

Read more about their grants in our press release.  Watch the October 22 Google Hangout: "Banned Books Week 2014: A Look Back".



Banned Books Week 2013

Seven organizations were recipients of 2013 Krug Fund Banned Books Week event grants! 

Read more about their grants in our press release


Each day during Banned Books Week 2013 we profiled one of the Krug Fund grant recipients on the FTRF Blog.  See all seven posts.

Banned Books Week 2012 

In 2012, FTRF provided eight $1,000 Krug Fund Banned Books Week event grants. For photos, check out FTRF's Facebook album. Videos, including a compilation video featuring all seven recipients, are on the 2012 Banned Books Week page

2012 Krug Fund grant announcement press release

Cal Poly City Lit Theater Company Lawrence Public Library Talkeetna Judith's Reading Room ACLU of Pennsylvania St. Catharine College Simon Sanchez High School

Two of the 2012 Krug Fund recipients subsequently received $10,000 John Cotton Dana awards for excellence in promotion of library services.  Congratulations to Cal Poly's Kennedy Library and Lawrence Public Library!


Banned Books Week 2011

Six grants were awarded in 2011: Bay County Public Library and the Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Expression each were awarded $2,500 grants; Springfield-Greene County Library District, North Dakota Library Association Intellectual Freedom Committee, Thomas F. Holgate Library at Bennett College, and Skokie Public Library all received $1,000 grants.

2011 Krug Fund grant recipient press release


Banned Books Week 2010

Seven organizations were awarded Banned Books Week inaugural Krug Fund event grants in 2010. They were: Iowa City Public Library, Takoma Park Maryland Library, Canisius College, Santa Monica Public Library, St. Catharine College, Dayton Metro Library - East Branch, and ACLU of Pennsylvania.

2010 press release


How to apply for a Banned Books Week event grant

Applications for the 2015 Krug Fund Banned Books Week event grants are open now through Monday, May 11, 2015. Click here for more information and to apply.

Questions? Contact us at or (800) 545-2433 x4226; or Nanette Perez at or (800) 545-2433 x4221.


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