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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.

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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
Tuesday, May 06, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Five win election to Freedom to Read Foundation Board of Trustees »
Five members of the Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF) were elected to two-year terms on the board of trustees in the annua...
Monday, March 10, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Slate for the 2014 FTRF trustee election announced »
The Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF) Nominating Committee has slated eleven candidates for the 2014 FTRF board of trustee...
Tuesday, December 17, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Phyllis Reynolds Naylor headlines FTRF fundraiser in Philadelphia »
CHICAGO - Phyllis Reynolds Naylor , author of the Alice series of books, will headline the Freedom to Read Foundation's...
Tuesday, November 05, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Freedom to Read Foundation opens nominations for 2014 trustee elections »
CHICAGO— Nominations are now open for the April 2014  Freedom to Read Foundation  (FTRF) Board of Trustee electi...
Monday, June 17, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Judith Platt, Sen. Russell Feingold win 2013 FTRF Roll of Honor Awards »
The Freedom to Read Foundation ( FTRF ) has announced that past  FTRF  president Judith Platt and form...

Programs & Events
Tuesday, July 29, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
FTRF to award two scholarships for "Intellectual Freedom and Censorship" LIS course »
The Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF) will provide two scholarships to interested Library & Information Science (LIS)...
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...
Tuesday, May 27, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Seven win Banned Books Week grants via the Judith F. Krug Memorial Fund »
Seven organizations, ranging from a fine arts organization to an LGBT-focused community library, are recipients of $1,000...
Tuesday, April 29, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
John "Mack" Freeman awarded 2014 Gordon M. Conable Conference Scholarship »
The Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF) has selected John "Mack" Freeman , a public librarian in Georgia, as the seventh re...
Tuesday, April 15, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
FTRF, GSLIS at Illinois to collaborate on intellectual freedom course »
The Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF) and the Graduate School of Library and Information Science (GSLIS) at the Univer...

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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