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Benefits of Freedom to Read Foundation membership

Why give to the Freedom to Read Foundation?

Freedom to Read Foundation supporters:

  • Help defend the First Amendment in the courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court;
  • Support librarians and teachers around the country besieged by attempts to restrict library materials and services;
  • Opportunities to participate in webinars
  • Monthly email updates on censorship trends, and how your membership helps us fight back;
  • Direct connection with authors, librarians and teachers that support your work;
  • Vote for and be eligible to run for trustee in the annual board elections.
Your support helps us accomplish these objectives: 


  • Have a stronger voice in the courts, within the library community, and in the public arena - more members and more resources mean greater visibility for the freedom to read; 
  • Implement educational and legal initiatives and grants;
  • Increase our organizational capacity to ensure the continued vitality of the Freedom to Read Foundation for many years to come.

Most importantly, as we continue to monitor and actively participate in court cases at the state and federal levels, your membership helps ensure our ability to defend free speech. We are particularly concerned about continued threats to our privacy, and of overzealous internet filters in libraries, which are too often used to create barriers to access constitutionally protected information. In a free country, access to such information should not be constrained.

As a member of the Freedom to Read Foundation you do make a difference when the freedoms of access and expression are at risk.

Online: Join here. -- Renew here.

By phone: (312) 280-4226 / Toll-free: (800) 545-2433 x4226

By mail: Please send a check payable to Freedom to Read Foundation to:

Freedom to Read Foundation
50 E. Huron St.
Chicago, IL 60611

Membership levels


Personal membership levels

New! Monthly Contributor ($10 per month)

$10 Student

$35 New Professional / Trial

$50 Member

$100 Sponsor

$250 Supporter

$500 Patron

$1,000 Benefactor

Organizational membership levels

$100 Organizational Member

$250 Organizational Sponsor 

$500 Organizational Patron 

$1,000 Organizational Benefactor


Please note - that as we transition to a 365-day membership year, the automated renewal date may need adjusting. Please contact FTRF staff to ask about adjusting your renewal date to a yearly cycle that suits you.



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