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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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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 call (312) 280-4226 or email Jonathan Kelley at You can subscribe to our News feed using the RSS service, above, or follow us on @ftrf on Twitter.

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FTRF News: The quarterly newsletter of the Freedom to Read Foundation.  The current issue is available online to members and subscribers (must be logged in to access); past issues (1991–present) are available to public.

FTRF Blog: A regularly updated spot for news, announcements, articles & feedback


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Press Release Archives (2005–2012)

Tuesday, March 04, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
FTRF, ALA file amicus brief in US Supreme Court case on ability to bring First Amendment challenges »
Contact: Barbara M. Jones Executive Director, Freedom to Read Foundation Director, American Library Association Office fo...
Tuesday, November 26, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Freedom to Read Foundation files brief in lawsuit challenging Arizona’s Ethnic Studies ban »
November 26, 2013 Contact Barbara M. Jones Executive Director (312) 280-4222 The Freedom to Read Fou...
Wednesday, July 20, 2011   (0 Comments - view/add)
Freedom to Read Foundation welcomes ruling to overturn ban on selling video games to minors »
CHICAGO - The Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF) today welcomed the U.S.Supreme Court's recent 7-2 decision...

Organizational News
Thursday, May 14, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Six elected to Freedom to Read Foundation Board »
Six people were elected to two-year terms on the Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF) Board of Trustees in the annual FTRF el...
Tuesday, May 05, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
James G. Neal and Jonathan Bloom win 2015 FTRF Roll of Honor Awards »
CHICAGO—Jonathan Bloom and James G. Neal are the recipients of the 2015 Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF) Roll of Honor Aw...
Friday, March 20, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Slate announced for 2015 FTRF trustee election »
Twelve candidates for the Freedom to Read Foundation board of trustees have been slated for the 2015 election by the Nomin...
Monday, November 03, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Freedom to Read Foundation opens nominations for 2015 trustee elections »
CHICAGO — Nominations are now open for the April 2015  Freedom to Read Foundation  ( FTRF ) Board of Trustee ele...
Wednesday, May 28, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Herbert Krug wins 2014 Freedom to Read Foundation Roll of Honor Award »
Freedom to Read Foundation trustee Herbert Krug is the recipient of the 2014  Freedom to Read Foundation &n...

Programs & Events
Tuesday, May 19, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
FTRF names Amy Steinbauer and Gretchen LeCheminant as Conable Scholarship recipients »
The Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF) has selected Amy Steinbauer and Gretchen LeCheminant as recpients of Gordon M....
Thursday, April 02, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Apply now for 2015 Banned Books Week grants via FTRF's Krug Fund »
Applications are open for the 2015 Judith F. Krug Memorial Fund Banned Books Week event grants , sponsored by the Freedom...
Wednesday, April 01, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
FTRF and GSLIS at Illinois announce intellectual freedom course and scholarship opportunities »
The Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF) and the Graduate School of Library and Information Science (GSLIS) at the Universi...
Monday, March 09, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Applications open for 2015 FTRF Conable Conference Scholarship »
CHICAGO— Applications are now open for the 2015 Gordon M. Conable Conference Scholarship , sponsored by the Freedom to R...
Sunday, January 11, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Cartoonist Jeff Smith highlights FTRF Midwinter fundraiser »
Jeff Smith , creator of the BONE comic book series, will be the featured speaker at the 9th annual Freedom to Read Foundat...

Other News
Tuesday, August 09, 2011   (0 Comments - view/add)
Freedom to Read Foundation supports Spectrum Presidential Initiative »
CHICAGO - The Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF) has announced its support of the Spectrum Scholarship Program through...

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