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Issues logoThe Freedom to Read Foundation deals with a wide range of issues affecting our freedom of speech and our right to access information. A growing part of our mission is to educate librarians, library patrons, and the general public about issues related to the freedom to read.

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Challenges to Library Materials: The Freedom to Read Foundation is dedicated to assisting librarians, teachers, and community members when they are confronted with attempts to remove or otherwise censor library materials. FTRF believes that the ability to engage in free inquiry, to consider different ideas and perspectives, and to research for more and better information: this is essential to a healthy democracy. Libraries are dedicated to promoting this ability. FTRF has helped establish legal precedent that enshrines the right to access information across formats and despite the unpopularity of certain ideas.



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