Happy Banned Books Week 2012! As a proud sponsor of this annual celebration of banned and challenged books, we are continuing to highlight the recipients of the 2012 Krug Fund awards.
Friends of the Talkeentna Public Library
Friends of the Talkeetna (Alaska) Public Library, were 2012
Krug Fund grant recipients in support of the Second Annual Great Talkeetna
Festival of Books.
This year's festival
will feature the theme "Heroes and Villains” and focus on graphic novels and
comics— an increasingly significant target of challenges.
Among the events will be a poster contest,
scavenger hunt, parade of books, a film showing and a Battle of the (Banned!)
Book Clubs reading porgram, culminating in a Jeopardy-style game show.
The library also will partner with local
restaurants who will serve banned book themed food and drinks. https://www.facebook.com/tka.book.festival
City Lit Theater Company
City Lit Theater Company received a 2012 Krug Fund grant for
"Books on the Chopping Block,” a week-long series of staged readings at
Chicago-area public libraries of the previous year's 10 most frequently
challenged books as determined by the American Library Association's Office for
City Lit uses
professional actors for these performances, which are followed by Q&A sessions
with the audience. See http://citylit.org/BannedBooks.htm
for their performance schedule.
Judith's Reading Room
Judith's Reading Room, for "Freedom Through Literature,”
received a 2012 Krug Fund grant for a three-pronged media and event campaign
highlighting 30 years of banned books.
Judith's Reading Room is a network of 30 custom-designed libraries
around the world, including in VA and children's hospitals, war zones and
Reading Room library will feature banned books and Banned Books Week
Keynote events, including flash
mobs and featured speakers, will take place at Lafayette College and Villanova
University in Pennsylvania and at the University of Southern California.
Based in Western Pennsylvania, Judith's
Reading Room was established in 2010 in memory of Judith F. Krug.